There’s what some people call a “cupcake” matchup, and then there’s this: The Southern University men’s basketball team beat Champion Baptist College 116-12 on Monday night.
The game between Division I Southern and Champion Baptist, an independent member of the Association of Christian College Athletics, got out of hand quickly. Southern came out and scored 44 unanswered points in the first half to set a NCAA record for the largest opening lead, according to Yahoo! Sports. Champion Baptist’s Kris Connor hit two free throws to finally get his team on the scoreboard with 5:10 left before halftime.
Champion Baptist never really had a chance to get it together, with Southern’s lead ballooning to more than 100 on a Frank Snow layup with 2:52 left in the second half.
The statistics almost tell the whole story — Champion Baptist sank just 3 of 44 shots it attempted, committed 27 turnovers and got out-rebounded 71-21. Not a single Tigers player scored more than four points.
Southern doesn’t exactly have a top-tier basketball program, either. The Jaguars won the SWAC tournament last season to qualify for the NCAA tournament but went into Monday’s matchup with a 3-9 record that included a 26-point loss at top-ranked Arizona and a 25-point loss at No. 12 Baylor earlier this month.
Check out a photo of the final score below.
Final score from Jaguarland http://t.co/baqVOFPD77—
Southern Jag (@SUJagAlum) December 31, 2013