How did Grinnell's Jack Taylor wind up with 138 points in a game? Well, he did miss 56 shots, more than he made. And he didn't play for...
How did Grinnell’s Jack Taylor wind up with 138 points in a game?
Well, he did miss 56 shots, more than he made. And he didn’t play for four minutes.
Otherwise he would have scored even more.
As it was, Taylor shattered the NCAA scoring record by 25 points Tuesday night in the Pioneers’ 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible in Grinnell, Iowa.
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Taylor hoisted a mind-boggling 108 shots, one every 20 seconds. Layups, fadeaways and three-pointers (27 of those) were all working in a display that had the NBA’s basketball royalty buzzing a day later, from Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant to Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James.
“It’s like a video game,” Anthony said. “How can you shoot 108 times?”
“It’s unbelievable, honestly,” James said. “There’s two games that I would love to see: One was Wilt, when he had 100, and this kid, I want to see him, too. Sir Jack.”
Taylor himself was still trying to catch his breath Wednesday.
“Honestly, it’s still not settling in. It was hard to sleep,” Taylor told The Associated Press after appearing on “Good Morning America” and the “Today” show.
Taylor made 27 of his 71 three-point attempts and was 52 of 108 overall.
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At No. 6 Syracuse 73, Princeton 53
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At No. 8 Kentucky 81, Morehead State 70
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No. 9 North Carolina 112, Chaminade 70
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Marquette 72, USC 64
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