The Northeastern women’s basketball team didn’t let a little snow — or a nor’easter — get in the way of making its conference tournament.
The Lady Huskies found themselves in a pinch Wednesday when their bus got stuck in the snow outside a practice facility in Philadelphia. Instead of waiting for a tow truck, the team decided to get out and push the bus.
A spokesman from the Boston-based university told The Associated Press that the entire team and some assistant coaches “had a blast” trying to free the bus after practicing at St. Joseph’s University. They were headed back to their hotel in downtown Philadelphia.
The team posted a video of their effort to Twitter on Wednesday, which went viral and was even shown on the “Today Show.”
“If our teamwork can push a bus, who knows how far it can take us!” the team’s account posted Thursday.
The No. 4 Huskies take on No. 5 Delaware in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association women’s basketball tournament at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Drexel’s campus.
The northeast was pummeled by a nor’easter snowstorm Wednesday for the second time in less than a week, leaving more than 110,000 Pennsylvanians without power, causing highway travel restrictions and canceling flights and commuter train service across the region.