Basketball Apocalypse: NC State Scores 24 Points in a Full Game
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack absolutely smothered Virginia Tech at home on Saturday, limiting the Hokies to 47 points in an ACC duel.
Somehow, they lost this same game by 23 points.
You may be struggling with the math on this one, but these dubious numbers have been corroborated through reliable sources.
Unfortunately, there's footage of this festival of suck, and we will show it to you now:
Man, that'is pungent.
We're talking about generational futility here, as the following stats will illustrate:
(12)Virginia Tech defeats (23)NC State, 47-24.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 2, 2019
NC State's 24 points are the fewest by a ranked team in the shot clock era.
NC State's 24 points are their fewest in a game since beating Duke, 12-10, in the ACC Tournament in 1968 - the lowest-scoring game in ACC history.
NC State's 24 points are the fewest by an ACC team in the shot-clock era. Georgia Tech had 28 against Virginia in 2015— Joe Giglio (@jwgiglio) February 2, 2019
Again, Tech's game notes, which indicated that 1946 game was the last time the Hokies gave up less than 30 points, are incorrect. The last time was actually Jan. 9, 1959 in a 105-24 win against Washington & Lee. https://t.co/GL4ArTwpdu— Norm Wood (@normwood) February 2, 2019
Oh wait, here's one more:
Wait, NC State just ended a game with 24 points? pic.twitter.com/m7SGkrCloY— Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) February 2, 2019
That's right, dudes and dudettes, the Wolfpack made nine shots from the field while missing 45, with these grim numbers adding up to a 17% shooting percentage.
Also, they entered this game averaging over 84 points per contest.
Seriously, we need to just rip down the peach baskets and call it a day.
It wouldn't be terribly surprising if the estate of Dr James Naismith releases a statement, as it may have legitimate grounds to seek punitive damages against the NC State.
Meanwhile, that next Wolfpack practice should be interesting.
Yeah, quit throwing it around and get it in the hole.