The spirits of St. Louis University basketball have sunk to a new low, thanks to a record-breaking performance Thursday night.
(The St. Louis Billiken points to how low his team scored Thursday night, and the nearest rafter he’s going to hang himself from.)
The ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH passes the news that the Billikens lost to George Washington 49-20. The sour score set a new record for the fewest points in a game since the introduction of the shot chock.
And that’s just the beginning of a dreadful, demoralizing night in D.C.
SLU also set a team record for shot futility - only hitting 14.6 percent from the field. At one point, the Billikens went 18 minutes straight without a basket. And they managed to make only one 3-pointer in 19 attempts - getting the final bucket after 18 straight misses.
For further indignity, the Colonials had more combined block shots & steals than the Billikens had total points by the end of the game.
Since the shot chock came into Division I play in 1985, the previous low was 21 points, chucked up by Georgia Southern in 1997 & Princeton in 2005.
In the understatement of the year, St. Louis coach Rick Majerus noted afterwards, “We have some issues in terms of our offensive proficiency.”
Those aren’t issues, Rick - those are full-blown plagues.
And to think he left the comfort of the ESPN analyst’s chair for this. Or maybe he left because he broke it.