By Jeff Faraudo
Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 at 10:31 am in Basketball.
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.