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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

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