It’s been over 10 years since the Navy hosted an NCAA basketball game aboard an aircraft carrier. On Veteran’s Day (11-11-22), the USS Abraham Lincoln and thousands of attendees witnessed #2 ranked Gonzaga University hold off Michigan State as Michigan’s last second shot missed by inches. Final score: 64 for the Bulldogs – 63 for the Spartans.
Before tip-off, Petty officer 3rd class Charitee Swift-Day performed the National Anthem for the 2022 Armed Forces Classic, followed by a spectacular flyover courtesy of the US Navy.
It was the perfect setting to honor Veteran’s Day and hopefully, it won’t be another decade before the next one.
NO. 2 GONZAGA AVOIDS THE UPSET ‼️
The Bulldogs come back from a double-digit deficit to defeat Michigan State in the Armed Forces Classic. pic.twitter.com/Pjm7nkQH4u
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 12, 2022
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