Thanks to some reader e-mail, I can begin work on the history of great scoreless streaks in college hoops. Illinois fans were quick to point out that their team blanked Northwestern for the first 15:13 of a February 19, 2000 game at Welsh Ryan. And Duke fans insisted I point out that the NCAA Record Book is about as accurate as Wikipedia, as Dean Smith four-cornered his UNC team into a scoreless first half of a 1979 game at Cameron Indoor.
The information regarding the longest scoreless streak is the second inaccuracy we’ve found in the Record Book. You’ll recall the bogus “final regular season poll” data much referenced by media outlets last April.
Line o’ the Night
FG 3pt FT Reb Min M-A M-A M-A O-T A F S TO BLK Pts Solomon Jones 40 7-11 0-0 3-3 4-15 2 4 1 3 6 17 Result: Win. South Florida 62, Florida Atlantic 44.