(NBC NEWS) A full flight of passengers got bumped Sunday so that the University of Florida men’s basketball team could get to Storrs, Conn., on time for a Monday night game — which they ended up losing.

Delta spokesman Morgan Durrant confirmed that the 50-passenger flight, Delta Connection 5059, flying out Florida’s Gainesville Regional Airport was canceled after the Express Jet plane the team had chartered for the flight experienced a mechanical issue.

“The charter jet was supposed to leave at 3 p.m., and Express Jet thought they could quickly fix the mechanical issue,” said Durrant.

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