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IU basketball game postponed after metal falls from Assembly Hall ceiling

February 19, 2014
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BLOOMINGTON — In what Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean said could have been "an incredible crisis," a large metal beam fell from the Assembly Hall ceiling into empty seats on Tuesday afternoon, prompting postponement of that night's game against Iowa.

An ESPN crew preparing to televise the game caught video of the beam crashing into a seat. It spread quickly on social media, and showed starkly what might have happened had the stands been full for a game. IU described the "metal facing" as measuring about 8 feet by 14 inches.

READ MORE: http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/college/indiana/2014/02/18/assembly-hall-indiana-university-basketball/5584355/


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