GRINNELL, Iowa (WXOW) -- Black River Falls grad Jack 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.
Yes, that's correct. 138 points.
Breaking it down, Taylor, a sophomore transfer to Grinnell from UW-La Crosse, 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.
By halftime, he had 58 points.
In the second half, he broke the D-III mark of 89 points set last year by teammate Griffin Lentsch with a 3-pointer with 11:14 remaining.
The NCAA scoring record fell, also on a 3-pointer, at the 4:42 mark. That score passed Rio Grande's Bevo Francis who put up 113 points against Hillsdale in 1954.
His final 28 consecutive points for the Pioneers, including eight 3-pointers and seven straight without a miss, set a D-III record.
Taylor broke NCAA records for field goals (52), field goals attempted (108), 3-pointers (27) and 3-pointers attempted (71).
His efforts put him out on the national sports stage. Taylor's record-setting evening landed him the #1 spot on ESPN's top 10 plays of the day.
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