Basketball: Thank goodness league play is here

You may have seen this, but I couldn’t resist:

In a “college basketball game” on Monday, Southern University of the SWAC beat Champion Baptist College by the ridiculous score of 112-16.

I’m not making this up. The college basketball landscape is littered with gargantuan nonconference mismatches, but this one tops them all.

Southern led 44-0 before Champion finally scored nearly 15 minutes into the game. The visitors finished the game shooting 6.9 percent (3 for 44) with 27 turnovers and one assist. They were 5 for 17 from the FT line and outrebounded 69-22.

Champion’s starting five combined to shoot 2 for 29.

Give Southern (4-9) credit for having played a nonconference schedule that featured the likes of No. 1 Arizona, Baylor, Florida and Marquette.

But this game was a waste of time and an insult to basketball fans.

The most amazing statistic to come from game: 210. That’s the number of fans in attendance who will never get those two hours of their lives back again.


Jeff Faraudo