Texas A&M-Florida game delayed after Aggies forget uniforms at hotel

Florida opened the game with a 1-0 lead via a pre-tip-off technical foul

Jan 4, 2023; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Texas A&M Aggies guard Tyrece Radford (23) passes the ball as Florida Gators guard Kyle Lofton (11) defends during the first half at Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. OÕConnell Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Florida did not have to wait long to gain a lead over Texas A&M. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

A men's basketball game between Texas A&M and Florida tipped off with a 1-0 Gators lead and several minutes late on Wednesday, for very embarrassing reasons if you are an Aggies equipment manager.

Texas A&M's conference play opener was delayed after the team realized its uniforms had been left at the team's hotel in Gainesville, according to the ESPN broadcast, which included footage of Florida head coach Todd Golden giving his staff the news.

That is definitely not a situation you see every day, and very much falls in the category of "You had one job to do."

The fallout was that Texas A&M was hit with a technical foul to open the game, leading to a free throw Will Richard hit before tip-off.

Fortunately for the Aggies, they wound up with a 66-63 win.

Texas A&M improves to 9-5 with the SEC victory. Florida opened its SEC slate last week with a 61-58 loss to No. 22 Auburn and holds a 7-7 overall record, 0-2 in conference play.