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ODU men's basketball team heads home after being stuck at U.S. Virgin Islands airport

The ODU Men's Basketball team were stuck at a U.S. Virgin Islands airport after its flight back home had been delayed for more than 18 hours.

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — The ODU Men's Basketball team landed in Miami on Wednesday afternoon after being stuck at a U.S. Virgin Islands airport for more than 18 hours.

The team tweeted around 9:20 a.m. that it was finally boarding a plane.

The team had been tweeting its travel dilemma for the past 18 hours and shared photos of players sleeping on airport floors and chairs.

A representative from American Airlines stated:

We never want to disrupt our customers’ travel plans, and we are sorry for the trouble this caused; the delay was the result of a mechanical issue. Our customer relations team will be proactively reaching out to the customers who were impacted by this delay to apologize and offer compensation.

Shortly before 1:30 p.m. the team posted this celebratory update:

PHOTOS: ODU basketball team stuck at U.S. Virgin Islands airport