You never know what is going to happen in college basketball. In the case of the Northern Illinois Huskies, they are a team that is going to be talked about for a long time. On Saturday, the Huskies offended everyone who enjoys basketball by throwing up one of the worst performances in the shot clock era.
In one half of basketball, the Huskies managed to make one shot. One out of 31, to be exact. They burned up the scoreboard by putting up four points. You are a college team. There is no way you should be that bad. If you are scoring under ten points, there is an issue. Four points is an absolute embarrassment.
We have to mention that NIU set the record for the worst shooting percentage in a game. They almost had the record for least amount of points in a game plus the most threes attempted without a make. Alas, it was not meant to be.
The opponent, Eastern Michigan, was not much better. They only scored 18 in the first half and looked almost as inept as NIU in a game that will be dissected for years. It will be painful to watch but people need to be aware of things like this. It is simply that interesting.
I actually decided to watch the second half of the game after hearing about the first half on Twitter. It was about as bad as you would have guessed. It was a game filled with slop, but it was also filled with records. I guess that is the one positive thing to take away.
Who would have guessed a game like this would be stealing all the headlines?