They don’t make them like Shaquille O’Neal anymore, especially when it comes to scoring, says SI’s Luke Winn. In his latest piece, Winn mourns the loss of high-scoring college basketball matchups, noting that 2012 was the slowest and lowest-scoring season in modern era college hoops. In 1990, Shaquille O’Neal’s LSU squad and Hank Gathers’ Loyola-Marymount put up a combined 298 points, a total that likely won’t be matched anytime soon. (Brad Messina/Getty Images)
WINN: The lost art of scoring: Revisiting the 1990 LSU-LMU epicGALLERY: Classic Photos of Shaquille O’Neal

They don’t make them like Shaquille O’Neal anymore, especially when it comes to scoring, says SI’s Luke Winn. In his latest piece, Winn mourns the loss of high-scoring college basketball matchups, noting that 2012 was the slowest and lowest-scoring season in modern era college hoops. In 1990, Shaquille O’Neal’s LSU squad and Hank Gathers’ Loyola-Marymount put up a combined 298 points, a total that likely won’t be matched anytime soon. (Brad Messina/Getty Images)

WINN: The lost art of scoring: Revisiting the 1990 LSU-LMU epic
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal shakes hands with NBA Commissioner David Stern after being selected No. 1 overall in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. Twenty years later, New Orleans made Kentucky big man Anthony Davis the No. overall pick. Can Davis match O’Neal’s four NBA titles? (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
MANNIX: Observations from the 2012 NBA DraftAMICK: Analysis of the draft’s 30 first-round picksGLICKSMAN: Behind the scenes at uncertain draft

Shaquille O’Neal shakes hands with NBA Commissioner David Stern after being selected No. 1 overall in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. Twenty years later, New Orleans made Kentucky big man Anthony Davis the No. overall pick. Can Davis match O’Neal’s four NBA titles? (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

MANNIX: Observations from the 2012 NBA Draft
AMICK: Analysis of the draft’s 30 first-round picks
GLICKSMAN: Behind the scenes at uncertain draft

On this day in 2000, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to their first of three consecutive championships with a 116-111 victory over Indiana in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. O’Neal would win MVP honors after averaging 38 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks during the series. (John Biever/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Shaquille O’Neal | Kobe Bryant

On this day in 2000, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to their first of three consecutive championships with a 116-111 victory over Indiana in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. O’Neal would win MVP honors after averaging 38 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks during the series. (John Biever/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Shaquille O’Neal | Kobe Bryant