Before yesterday, Rio Grande's Bevo Francis held the NCAA scoring record after scoring 113 points against Hillsdale in 1954. Rio Grande University is only a little over an hour from Athens, but Tuesday night, over 12 hours from Athens, Francis' record wasn't just broken, it was demolished.
Sophomore 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.
Taylor 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. The game was only Taylor's third of his career at Grinnell, and he played a total of 36 minutes for the night.
By halftime, Taylor had scored 58 points and easily passed the NCAA Division III record of 89 points, set by teammate Griffin Lentsch.
According to Grinnell Athletics, he also broke NCAA records for field goals (52), field goals attempted (108), 3-pointers (27) and 3-pointers attempted (71)
It was quite the shooting fest in Darby Gynasium, as Faith Baptist was led by a 70 point performance by David Larson.
In 1953, Francis had 116 against Ashland Junior College, and led the Rio Grande RedStorm to a perfect 39-0 season.
**The Associated Press contributed to this story