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Grinnell Guard Jack Taylor Scores 138 Points, Shatters NCAA Record

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Jack Taylor made 52 of his 108 shot attempts, including 27 three-pointers on 71 shots from behind the arc. Arms: tired.

ESPN has more:

Grinnell’s Jack Taylor didn’t just amend the NCAA’s record books when he scored 138 points — a new collegiate high mark — in his team’s 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible Tuesday night. The Division III star wrote a new chapter.

“There was a point during the second half where I hit a number of threes in a row — maybe seven or eight — I felt like anything I threw up was going in,” Taylor said. “I’ve been in the zone before but I’ve never taken so many shots.”

Bevo Francis of Rio Grande held the NCAA scoring record with 113 points against Hillsdale in 1954. In 1953, Francis had 116 against Ashland Junior College. Frank Selvy is the only other player to reach triple figures, scoring 100 points for Division I Furman against Newberry in 1954.

The previous Grinnell record was 89 by Griffin Lentsch last Nov. 19 against Principia.

Eat your heart out, Mike D’Antoni.

Grinnell has long been known as a run-and-gun team, consistently wowing the media with its high-tempo, quick-shoot offense. Here’s a good article about the system from August 2005 in Coaching Management.

These guys woulda been psyched to see it live:

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