USATODAY - After a poor shooting weekend, Grinnell guard Jack Taylor was given the green light to shoot his way out of a slump. It only took 108 shots for Taylor to make a mockery of the college basketball record books. 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. Rio Grande’s Bevo Francis held the NCAA scoring record with 113 points against Hillsdale in 1954. Under coach David Arseneault, the Pioneers press and shoot 3s like nobody else in the country in any level. They’ve led the nation in scoring for 17 of the past 19 seasons while ranking first nationally in 3-point shooting for the 15 of those past 19 years. But none of them have had a night quite like Taylor — who never saw this coming. “I don’t think reality has set in yet,” Taylor said. Faith Baptist’s David Larson also had a big game, scoring 70 points on 34-of-44 shooting.
I love this kid’s quote. “”It felt like anything I tossed up was going in,” Umm except it wasn’t. You shot 27-71 from three point land. That’s 38%. Pretty standard for a good 3 point shooter. Certainly nothing unusual. Like give me the kid on the other team who went 34-44 from the field. That’s the kid I want. Not some hungo who literally shoots it everytime he touches the ball. Seriously how would you like to play with this asshole? I would have walked out out of the gym at half time. PASS THE BALL HUNGO! PASS THE BALL!