After a poor shooting weekend, Grinnell (Iowa) College point guard Jack Taylor was given the green light to shoot his way out of a slump.
He did — and made a mockery of the college record books.
Taylor had 138 points Tuesday night to shatter the NCAA scoring record in Division III Grinnell's 179-104 victory over visiting Faith Baptist Bible.
Taylor, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound sophomore from Black River Falls, Wis., made 27 of 71 3-pointers, was 52-of-108 overall and added seven free throws in 36 minutes.
"It felt like anything I tossed up was going in," Taylor said.
Rio Grande's Bevo Francis held the NCAA record with 113 points against Hillsdale in 1954. Frank Selvy had 100 for Division I Furman against Newberry in 1954.
Under coach David Arseneault, the uptempo Pioneers have led the nation in scoring for 17 of the past 19 seasons and in 3-point shooting 15 of those 19 years.
Taylor recently transferred to Grinnell, about 50 miles east of Des Moines, after a season at Wisconsin-La Crosse. He started Tuesday slowly — at least according to his standards.
"Maybe my cold shooting from the weekend was affecting me," Taylor said. "But then they started to drop."