Grinnell guard Jack Taylor obliterated the all-time single-game scoring record for NCAA basketball Tuesday night.
Taylor scored 138 points to shatter the NCAA scoring record in Division III Grinnell’s 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible on Tuesday night in Grinnell, Iowa.
Taylor, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound sophomore from Black River Falls, Wis., made 27 of 71 3-point attempts, was 52 of 108 overall from the field and added seven free throws on 10 attempts in 36 minutes.
“It felt like anything I tossed up was going in,” Taylor told The Associated Press…
But Taylor started Tuesday’s night game off slow — at least according to his standards. His coaches figured the best way to get him on track was for him to keep chucking, so that’s what Taylor did.
“Maybe my cold shooting from the weekend was affecting me,” Taylor said. “But then they started to drop.”
Taylor had 58 points at halftime.
Then he got hot.
Taylor was 32 of 58 shooting — including 18 3s — in the final 20 minutes and averaged an astounding four points a minute in the second half.
“I don’t think reality has set in yet,” Taylor said.
Reportedly, Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks was astounded when reporters told him of Taylor’s feat, shortly after the Knicks’ game against New Orleans. “I never heard of nothing like that. That’s like a video game,” Anthony said. “How can you shoot 100 times, though?”
Watch Taylor bury a blizzard of threes in this amateur fan video, shot from the stands:
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