Grambling State Might Be The Worst Division I Team Of All Time

By Jovan Alford
Steve Dykes-USA Today Sports

There has been a lot of talk going around the country about who is the worst Division I college basketball team of all time. There are a few candidates that could take this not so good claim to fame. Recently, in 2008 the New Jersey Institute of Technology (Great West) went winless and so did Savannah State (MEAC) back in 2005.

Some of us including me are too young to remember the 1991-92 Prairie View A&M (SWAC) that was and still is consider the worst Division I team of all time according to Ken Pomeroy.  That year the Panthers went 0-28 and gave up more than 100 points 16 times.

But, this year’s Grambling State (SWAC) team might just take that title away from Prairie View A&M. The Tigers of Grambling State are a futile 0-15 this season and loss again on Monday against the Texas Southern Tigers (SWAC) 95-50.

Grambling State ranks almost last in every statistic category in Division I college hoops. Here is just a quick snapshot of their stats. They are 347th in the nation in scoring by only scoring 48.5 points per game, in terms of field goal percentage they are 347th in the nation shooting .359 from the field, and their opponents are averaging 80.5 points per game.

This could really be the worst team of all time. What hurts more is that this team just plays horrible basketball to say the least but I do give them credit for never giving up.

Last season, Grambling State was barred from postseason play due to their low APR score; they also only had five players on scholarship. You cannot compete at a Division I level with that kind of talent, it is impossible.

In terms of this season, Grambling State has only eight scholarship players and the other seven players are walk-ons from the intramural program. With this kind of talent that’s on the court right now for the Tigers, you just wonder what the future of their men’s basketball program is.

Jovan Alford is a writer for Rant Sports covering the A-10 Conference for College Basketball.

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