Posted by Neil Paine on February 9, 2010
I'm a little late on this one, but here's Ken Pomeroy on another bizarre statistical game by a Rick Majerus-coached team:
"[Majerus] was also the architect of the 20-point game, the lowest point total in the shot clock era. I guess it shouldn’t have been a surprise that if there was one man that could defy logic and take on the challenge of completing a game by making only 2-point shots, it was Majerus. And on Saturday at the Robins Center in Richmond, that’s exactly what Saint Louis did - and they made it look a lot easier than it should have been."
That's right, Saint Louis made 0 free throws and 0 3-pointers in their 1/30 game against Richmond, a rare "achievement" indeed. The closest an NBA team came to accomplishing the same feat in our box score era was in this Heat-Lakers game from 1991: Miami made 42 FG, all 2-pointers, and made just 3 FT. But no team since 1987 has recorded zero FT in a game; the Nets made one single solitary free throw in this 2004 game vs. Minnesota, the lowest output in our box score era.