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A College Basketball Team Lost By More Than 50 Points Today

A photo of a basketball ahead of a game between Oregon and Louisville.

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

East Carolina's men's basketball team should be thankful that the college basketball world is currently focusing so much on the FBI's investigation into the sport.

Why, you ask? Well, ECU just suffered one of the most-embarrassing losses of the 2017-18 season.

It was ugly. And it could have actually been a lot worse.

ECU lost to No. 23 Houston by more than 50 points. The final score was 109-58.

Ouch.

It really could have been a lot worse. The Cougars were on pace for a 100-point win at halftime - almost.

Houston led ECU, 62-13, at halftime. That's an insane 49-point lead after 20 minutes.

Thankfully, it tightened up a bit in the second half. Houston outscored ECU by just 2 points in the final half.

Houston improved to 22-6, 12-4 in the conference with the win. ECU fell to 10-17, 4-12.