In an NCAA tournament that has seen lots of slow low scoring games, Michigan basketball has just set the new standard.
In the first 20 minutes of their fight against 3-seed Texas Tech, Wolverines scored all 1
Texas Tech coach Chris Beard's reaction to that state summed it up pretty much:
The performance becomes even more brutal when looking at smaller statistics that added it.
Gory stats Michigan's horrible first half
Some fast first half-half stats from Texas Tech-Michigan:
Michigan's top scorers, a four-way tie between four different players, had four points.
No other players scored for Michigan, although four other players tried to score goals.
Michigan owned .552 points.
Wolverines ended 7-for-25 from the track, and 0-for-9 from 3-point range.
Michigan did not make a single shot. You've read it right, Wolverines didn't do a single shot outside the paint.
Wolverines posted seven sales, less than two during their season average of 8.9, which was the best brand in the NCAA into Thursday.  Texas Tech matched their lowest scoring first half of the season … and came in half time at eight.
Of course, the internet had jokes about the slow, slow game, they all held up late at night to:
if you enjoyed the super bowl, you'll love this texas tech michigan game
– Mina Kimes (@minakimes ) March 29, 2019
There is no release for this first Texas Tech Michigan first half. It's a basketball abomination.
– Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) March 29, 2019
Impressive 24-16 run by Texas Tech to finish half
– Faux Pelini (@FauxPelini) March 29, 2019  <p class = "canvas-atom canvas text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = " More from Yahoo Sports: " data-response time = "54"> More from Yahoo Sports: