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Daniel Wilco | NCAA.com | February 5, 2019

The 100 lowest scoring college basketball games by ranked teams in the shot clock era

Kentucky cracks the top 5 in Andy Katz's latest Power 36

On February 2, 2019, No. 23 NC State lost to No. 12 Virginia Tech 47-24. It was the lowest scoring performance by a ranked Division I college basketball team in the shot clock era (since the 1985-86 season). 

The Wolfpack were 2-for-28 from 3-point range (7.1 percent) and 9-for-54 (16.7 percent) from the field in the loss. 

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Here is the full list of the 100 lowest scoring games by ranked teams in the shot clock era:

Year Team Rk. Opponent Rk. Result Points Opponent points Margin
2018-19 NC State 23 Virginia Tech 12 L 24 47 -23
1998-99 Wisconsin 18 Missouri State N/A L 32 43 -11
2008-09 Illinois 18 Penn State N/A L 33 38 -5
2010-11 Wisconsin 13 Penn State N/A L 33 36 -3
2012-13 New Mexico 15 San Diego State N/A L 34 55 -21
1990-91 Princeton 25 Nevada-Las Vegas 1 L 35 69 -34
2013-14 Marquette 17 Ohio State 10 L 35 52 -17
2017-18 Clemson 18 Virginia 2 L 36 61 -25
2007-08 Michigan State 6 Iowa N/A L 36 43 -7
2008-09 Illinois 19 Minnesota N/A L 36 59 -23
2014-15 San Diego State 13 Washington N/A L 36 49 -13
1993-94 Virginia 12 Connecticut N/A L 36 77 -41
2003-04 Oklahoma 22 Texas 11 L 37 66 -29
1994-95 Clemson 18 Virginia N/A L 37 61 -24
1991-92 Arizona State 25 Minnesota N/A L 37 69 -32
2012-13 Georgetown 20 Tennessee N/A W 37 36 1
1992-93 Marquette 15 Alabama-Birmingham N/A L 38 44 -6
2012-13 Syracuse 17 Georgetown 5 L 39 61 -22
2014-15 West Virginia 20 Kentucky 1 L 39 78 -39
2012-13 Marquette 15 Syracuse 16 L 39 55 -16
2016-17 Virginia 24 Florida 20 L 39 65 -26
1992-93 Michigan State 14 Illinois N/A L 39 52 -13
1998-99 New Mexico 18 Utah N/A L 39 57 -18
1998-99 Wisconsin 16 Michigan N/A L 39 51 -12
2014-15 Kansas 5 Kentucky 1 L 40 72 -32
1992-93 Cincinnati 9 Alabama-Birmingham N/A W 40 38 2
2000-01 Georgetown 18 Seton Hall N/A L 40 58 -18
2016-17 Virginia 14 North Carolina 10 L 41 65 -24
2011-12 Notre Dame 20 Georgetown 11 L 41 59 -18
2011-12 Wisconsin 18 Michigan 16 L 41 59 -18
1995-96 Wake Forest 6 Clemson 19 L 41 55 -14
2015-16 Pittsburgh 20 Louisville 21 L 41 59 -18
1995-96 Virginia Tech 12 Temple N/A L 41 57 -16
2006-07 Air Force 15 San Diego State N/A L 41 62 -21
2011-12 Michigan State 9 Illinois N/A L 41 42 -1
1998-99 Wisconsin 19 Michigan State 2 L 41 56 -15
2009-10 Gonzaga 15 Duke 7 L 41 76 -35
2007-08 Notre Dame 15 Washington State 21 L 41 61 -20
1995-96 UCLA 14 Princeton N/A L 41 43 -2
1996-97 Colorado 18 Oklahoma N/A L 41 55 -14
2011-12 Florida State 22 Harvard N/A L 41 46 -5
1997-98 Princeton 22 North Carolina 2 L 42 50 -8
2007-08 Michigan State 19 Wisconsin 10 L 42 57 -15
2005-06 North Carolina State 24 Iowa 14 L 42 45 -3
1991-92 St. John's (NY) 17 Miami (FL) N/A L 42 45 -3
1999-00 North Carolina State 21 Clemson N/A L 42 59 -17
2005-06 Indiana 13 Minnesota N/A L 42 61 -19
2007-08 Butler 13 Wright State N/A L 42 43 -1
2006-07 Pittsburgh 13 Georgetown 9 L 42 65 -23
1998-99 Connecticut 1 Syracuse 17 L 42 59 -17
2012-13 Pittsburgh 20 Notre Dame 25 L 42 51 -9
2009-10 Purdue 6 Minnesota N/A L 42 69 -27
2011-12 Xavier 8 Oral Roberts N/A L 42 64 -22
2012-13 Wisconsin 22 Michigan State 10 L 43 58 -15
2007-08 Dayton 16 Xavier 23 L 43 69 -26
2009-10 Ohio State 15 Wisconsin 23 L 43 65 -22
2016-17 North Carolina 5 Virginia 23 L 43 53 -10
1998-99 Purdue 16 Ohio State N/A L 43 72 -29
2005-06 Texas 6 Texas A&M N/A L 43 46 -3
2006-07 Indiana 23 Illinois N/A L 43 51 -8
2013-14 Illinois 23 Northwestern N/A L 43 49 -6
2004-05 Wisconsin 23 Illinois 1 L 43 54 -11
2012-13 Wisconsin 22 Ohio State 10 L 43 50 -7
1999-00 UCLA 11 Gonzaga 24 L 43 59 -16
2003-04 South Carolina 23 Memphis 24 L 43 59 -16
1998-99 Oklahoma State 22 Oklahoma N/A L 43 54 -11
2001-02 Boston College 16 Georgetown N/A L 43 70 -27
1992-93 Massachusetts 22 Temple N/A L 44 52 -8
1996-97 Louisville 9 Temple N/A L 44 67 -23
1999-00 Temple 17 Wisconsin N/A L 44 62 -18
2000-01 Oklahoma 13 Oklahoma State N/A L 44 72 -28
2002-03 Texas Tech 23 Kansas State N/A L 44 68 -24
2002-03 Purdue 24 Ohio State N/A L 44 52 -8
2003-04 Texas Tech 25 Nebraska N/A L 44 72 -28
2010-11 Florida State 22 Clemson N/A L 44 62 -18
2012-13 Minnesota 12 Wisconsin N/A L 44 45 -1
2013-14 San Diego State 6 New Mexico N/A L 44 58 -14
1985-86 Georgia Tech 2 Michigan 3 L 44 49 -5
2009-10 Purdue 3 Michigan State 14 L 44 53 -9
2011-12 Michigan State 5 Louisville 17 L 44 57 -13
2000-01 Wisconsin 10 Butler N/A L 44 58 -14
2006-07 Tennessee 22 Butler N/A L 44 56 -12
2010-11 Kansas State 6 Florida N/A L 44 57 -13
2014-15 Miami (FL) 18 Eastern Kentucky N/A L 44 72 -28
2003-04 Purdue 16 Oklahoma 11 L 45 47 -2
1996-97 Iowa State 8 Colorado N/A L 45 70 -25
1996-97 North Carolina 16 North Carolina State N/A W 45 44 1
1996-97 Illinois 20 Wisconsin N/A L 45 62 -17
1998-99 Stanford 6 Oregon State N/A L 45 59 -14
1999-00 Texas 10 Wisconsin N/A L 45 61 -16
2004-05 North Carolina State 17 St. John's (NY) N/A L 45 63 -18
2004-05 Cincinnati 22 Illinois 1 L 45 67 -22
1998-99 Kansas 7 Kentucky 8 L 45 63 -18
1998-99 New Mexico 25 Utah 8 L 45 60 -15
2003-04 Syracuse 13 Pittsburgh 8 L 45 66 -21
2000-01 Texas 20 Oklahoma 16 L 45 54 -9
2002-03 Oklahoma 5 Mississippi State 16 L 45 54 -9
2005-06 Iowa 14 North Carolina State 24 W 45 42 3
1997-98 Georgia 19 North Carolina State N/A L 45 47 -2
2001-02 Butler 23 Samford N/A W 45 37 8