Northern Illinois Huskies Put Together Worst Performance Ever

By Andy Schmidt
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

There have been some horrible scoring performances in basketball history. We have all seen teams get shutout for a whole quarter or have only 40 points for a full game. The Northern Illinois Huskies achieved a very special and awful honor by scoring just four points in the entire first half of their loss on the road against the Eastern Michigan Eagles in Mid-American Conference play. There aren’t very many things that can be said that are positive about that outing.

How on earth does a college basketball team score just four points for an entire half? It only happens when you miss 29 straight shots and make just one shot for the whole 20 minutes of play. I have heard of a bad shooting day from a particular player but an entire team all going cold at the exact same time is unheard of. The Huskies also missed their first 32 three-point shots. The worst part is that they broke their own record of five points in a half set just a month ago.

I really hope that these players are all shooting hundreds of shots before now and their next game. Is the next goal just three points in a half or maybe going for the big zero? It was an embarrassing effort from the Huskies and something that fans shouldn’t have to suffer through in DeKalb. I bet the team gets a standing ovation next time at home when they reach double digits. There is only one solution to this problem and that is making these players just keep on shooting in practice and not worry about running any certain play. It is about just making a simple shot right now.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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