Bomb scare delays tourney game; nothing found

Updated: March 16, 2006, 8:52 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The arena for the first-round NCAA men's Tournament game between Alabama and Marquette was temporarily evacuated Thursday after bomb-sniffing dogs detected "something strange" on a food vendor's cart about two hours before tipoff.

After the FBI, police and security officials checked, the all-clear was given at Cox Arena nearly two hours later. The game began at 12:50 p.m. -- 70 minutes after the original start time.

"Ultimately, after a period of time, it ...

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