Alcorn State: The New NJIT?

Jesse KramerCorrespondent INovember 21, 2009

This season, the Alcorn State Braves have brought the words "bad" and "blownout" to new levels.

They have lost their first five games of the season, and not once did they have the slimmest chance of winning. They have lost twice by 40 points. In their second game of the season, Arkansas beat them by 62 points. Just think about that—Arkansas won 130-68. The Razorbacks were six points away from doubling Alcorn State's score.

This is a team that could match up with the NJIT Highlanders of 2007-08 for the worst team of all-time.

Opponents are averaging 98 points per game to Alcorn State's 65.

They are averaging more than 20 turnovers per game.

They shoot only 34 percent from the field and make 2/3 of their free throws.

Tonight, they lost to Robert Morris by 31. Robert Morris has struggled, to say the least, against their first three opponents of the year. Even they were able to walk into Saturday's game knowing that all they had to do was walk onto the court and they would credited with their first win of the season.

Alcorn State will be lucky if they can win one game in non-conference play this season. The only two teams that they appear to have any chance against are New Mexico State and Central Michigan.

The Braves will have to hope that they can win a few games in conference play this season—they wouldn't want this year to be a complete waste. 

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference, the Braves will play 18 conference games against some of the worst teams in the country. 

Entering Saturday, teams from the SWAC were a combined 5-18. Alcorn State has to hope that with competition this poor they will be able to push out a few wins.