Lowest scoring college basketball game in the modern era
On December 14, 2005 the Princeton Tigers lost to the Monmouth Hawks. The final score was Monmouth 41 - Princeton 21, and it set a record for the lowest scoring college basketball game in the modern era. The game was held at L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium on the Princeton campus, and featured a battered Princeton team.
What is this modern era thing? Well, college basketball has had lower scoring games, but those happened prior to the three point line's introduction in 1986. Prior to this it was easy to keep a lid on scoring runs.
Monmouth was proud of their win. So proud that Monmouth issued a press release that said in part, "The Hawks’ attempt to hold Princeton under 20 points went awry as Geoff Kestler made one of two free throws with :20 remaining and Alex Okafor scored on a layup with three ticks on the clock."
That's pretty funny when you have a chance to hold an opponent to 20 points.
Princeton also had their own spin on the game. They explained, "Both injury-plagued and suspension-riddled Monmouth and a Princeton team starting an inexperienced lineup for the second straight game probably knew they were in for a low-scoring affair Wednesday night at Jadwin Gym." No excuses, right?