Suddenly those awful offensive games by Southern Miss don’t appear to be so bad. Last night, Princeton tied the record for fewest points scored by a Division I team in the “modern era” (since the three-point line was introduced) in a 41-21 loss to Monmouth. Princeton, who regularly is among the best at passing the ball, recorded two assists on their nine made field goals for the game. The game’s 62 total points easily broke the modern-era record for combined offensive crappiness. The previous record was 67.

The Tigers went scoreless over a span of 14:52 in the second half. According to the NCAA Record Book, a school called Columbus owns this record by going scoreless for 15:33 in a 1984 game against UMass. Of course that was pre-shot clock, and Columbus wasn’t D1, so that record is somewhat tainted. Unlike some of the other records listed, the NCAA does not indicate what the longest scoreless streak has been since inception of the shot clock, but you have to think Princeton has a good chance of owning it.

Line o’ the Night

                           FG    3pt  FT   Reb
                      Min  M-A   M-A  M-A  O-T   A F S TO BLK Pts
John Bowler            36  6-13  0-1  7-10 4-13  7 3 2  2  1   19
Result: Loss. Wisconsin-Green Bay 73, Eastern Michigan 69.