Grinnell College's Jack Taylor scores All-NCAA record 138 points
November 21, 2012 9:50 AM Subscribe
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Yes, he only shot 48% from the floor, but last night, Jack Taylor, a sophomore guard from Div. III Grinnell College in Iowa, set a new men's NCAA basketball scoring record (on any level) by dropping in 138 points
in Grinnell's 179-104 win over Faith Baptist Bible. This is the "insane" boxscore
. You know a player has a big game when an opposing player (Faith Baptist Bible's David Larson) scores 70 points and becomes a footnote. So how'd he do it?
Grinnell College's Head Coach is David Arseneault
and he calls his Run-and-Gun offense "The System". Grinnell's math department runs an analysis
(PDF). For those wanting the Cliff's Notes: "Coach David Arseneault's "system" incorporates a continual full-court press, a fast-paced offense, an emphasis on offensive rebounding, a barrage of three-point shots and substitutions of five players at a time every 35 to 40 seconds. This allows a higher average playing time for more players than the "starters" and suits the Division III goals of scholar-athletes. "The System" has been criticized for not teaching the principles of defense. However, under "The System," Grinnell has won three conference championships over the past ten years and have regularly placed in the top half of the conference." (Wikipedia)
. Here is a video of just a few of the 27 three-pointers he had in the game
. Even Kobe's impressed
. If the server isn't overwhelmed, a replay of the game can be seen here
. As you can tell from the pregame, setting records are their goals. You'll notice that Jack Taylor missed 56 shots.