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In 1953, a guy by the rather awesome name of Bevo Francis, who played for Rio Grand College, set the NCAA basketball scoring record when he dumped 113 points on Hillsdale.
On Tuesday night in Iowa, that record was broken by a 5’10″ guard named Jack Taylor.
Actually, Taylor didn’t just break the record. He shattered it. The Division III stud scored an insane 138 points, leading Grinnell to a resounding 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible College.
So how in the hell does a guy score 138 points in a single game? By taking a shot every 20 seconds and making almost half of them, that’s how. Taylor took 71 shots from beyond the arc, sinking 27 of them, and overall he was 52 for 108 from the floor.
Apparently the kid had been in a bit of a slump, and the coach decided to let him shoot his way out of it. And man, did that strategy ever pay off.
“There was a point during the second half where I hit a number of threes in a row—maybe seven of eight,” Taylor said after the game. “I felt like anything I threw up was going in.”
Yeah, no kidding. Check out the highlight reel:
But do you want to know what I think is the craziest part about all of this? A player on Faith Baptist by the name of David Larson also had an epic, career night, scoring a ridiculous 70 points. And yet nobody will every remember that. They’ll only talk about the time that kid scored 138 points.
That kind of sucks for Larson, doesn’t it?
Hat Tip – [ESPN]