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NCAA Scoring Is Missing the Mark

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Get used to horrific halftime scores, like "Miami 19, Maryland 14."

Scoring is down across all of Division-I men's college basketball; teams could score fewer points than any season since 1952, said Ken Pomeroy, a college basketball statistician who runs kenpom.com. According to the NCAA, teams are scoring 68.13 points per game. That's down from 68.73 this time last year, Pomeroy said.

That 68.13 number is expected to drop throughout conference play, likely dipping below last season's 68.01 end-of-the-season average. Teams scored 63.3 points per game in 1952 and have averaged at least 68.00 points in every season since then except one. (These statistics include points scored against non-Division-I opponents,...

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