Kevin Pauga, Director of Basketball Operations at Michigan State University, immediately began to tweet pictures of the basketball court (on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson) illustrating how amazing the hardwood floors, court lines, and professional wood finish appear in the natural sunlight.
Connor Sports Flooring supplied the hardwood floors that will be used in the 2011 Quicken Loans Carrier Classic.
Connor installed 6,700 square feet of their QuickLock portable flooring on November 8th, three days before MSU is set to take on UNC. The QuickLock high performance floor incorporates three modular levels of wood panels and a concealed panel anchorage, to attain a unique picture frame subfloor design.
Although regulation NCAA courts are 94 feet long and 50 feet wide, the three levels of wood used in the QuickLock design explains why 6,700 square feet of wood was needed to build the court.
QuickLock is the official portable court system used during the Women’s and Men’s NCAA Final Four. In a statement released Tuesday, Ron Cerny (President of Connor Sport International) said the 2011 Quicken Loans Carrier Classic “is a showcase for the flexibility and playability of our portable hardwood flooring systems.”
Bona US, a leader in hardwood floor care since 1919, provided the Bona Sport finish, court lines, and logos to the hardwood floors for free, as a symbol of their “support for our military,” said (Director of Marketing for Bona US) Chad Nordhagen. “We’re looking forward to a great game.”
From the looks of the awesome pictures tweeted by MSU players and staff, we should all look forward to a great game when the 2011 Quicken Loans Carrier Classic officially tips off the NCAA men’s basketball season at 7:00 PM ET on Veterans Day!