Northern Illinois sets NCAA shot-clock era record with four points in first half

Sunday January 27th, 2013

The Northern Illinois Huskies attempted 31 shots in the first half of their game against Eastern Michigan on Saturday. They made one.

The result was four total points in the half, tying the NCAA Division I shot-clock era record set by Savannah State in 2008 and breaking the record low for points in a first half that the Huskies set earlier this season with five.

Northern Illinois' woeful first-half shooting included an 0-for-19 mark from three-point range. After making their second shot, the team -- which entered the game with a 4-13 record -- missed its next 30 field goal attempts. The Huskies trailed at the break, 18-4.

During one stretch, they went 24 minutes and 33 seconds without making a field goal, according to Beyond the Bets, and went on to start 1-for-37 from the field and 0-for-22 from three, according to's Brian Windhorst.

The team entered the game shooting 37 percent on the season, including 29 percent from three. No player had a field-goal percentage above 45. North Carolina holds the all-time Division I record for fewest points in a half with zero against Duke in 1979. Arkansas State and Temple hold the all-time record low for a game with six.

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