UPDATE – ALL CLEAR: Schottenstein Center Evacuated During 2nd Half of Ohio State-Appalachian State Game

By 11W Staff on December 16, 2017 at 7:18 pm

Ohio State's game with Appalachian State on Saturday was temporarily stopped with 17 minutes remaining in the 2nd half when an emergency alarm went off.

The Buckeyes were leading by 15 when instruction came over the PA demanding that everyone head to the exits.

After the cause of the delay was determined to be a fire alarm set off at a concession stand, the All Clear was issued by security and fans were let back into the Schottenstein Center.

Schottenstein Center general manager Colin Thompson made a statement after Saturday night's game, in which he explained a failure for an exhaust fan to work properly caused a smoke alarm to go off.

Ohio State basketball coach Chris Holtmann also discussed the evacuation after the Buckeyes' 80-67 win. Holtmann said he had never experienced a situation like that before but expressed "huge thanks" to Ohio State's fans for returning to continue cheering on the Buckeyes after the scare.

Video from the BTN broadcast as it happened can be seen above.

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