Two teams committed 67 fouls in a Monday night (Feb. 11) college basketball game. The 67 fouls led to five players fouling out of the game in a battle at the free throw line. According to the box score from the game, 97 free throws were attempted in the 40 minutes of game time. To put that in perspective, the teams combined for only 103 total shots from the field.
The game between Southern University Jaguars and Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils took part within the SWAC and it was a game that Southern was definitely supposed to win. They pulled out a 78-74 victory to move to 17-8 on the season; pushing MVS to a record of 4-19 in the process.
The starting five of Southern shot 34-for-44 from the free throw line, finishing with 34 of their combined 63 points from the charity stripe. Davon Usher of the Delta Devils was 13-for-17 from the line by himself, ending with a game-high 25 points for his efforts.
In all, 11 players had at least four fouls in this game, slowing down the pace to that of a turtle. The 3,014 fans in attendance certainly couldn't have expected the teams to commit 67 fouls in one game, but the silver lining is that at least the referees were calling the game both ways.
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