Sun glare causes delay in second half of Villanova vs. Providence

The latest in a long list of things you wouldn’t expect during the 2020-21 college basketball season, Villanova and Providence underwent a halftime delay Saturday due to a sun glare.

That’s right, an indoor basketball game was paused because of a sun glare.

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The Athletic’s C.J. Holmes shared the video of an arena worker attempting to block the light coming through the window of Villanova’s Finneran Pavilion:

After a short delay — extending the halftime break — the game resumed with Gus Johnson and Jim Jackson on the call on Fox. Providence took a 27-24 lead over No. 3 Villanova after 20 minutes.

Twitter had plenty of fun with the strange delay:

The Big East chimed in as well:

Just another day in the wild world of college basketball.

Eli Boettger
Eli Boettger

Heat Check CBB founder, editor