‘‘My thought was ‘Hey, man, the kid’s got it going. I'm going to let him go,'’’ he said.
Fincham said he wasn’t offended by Taylor’s pursuit of the record. In fact, Fincham decided at halftime that it would try to get at least 50 points for his own player, David Larson, who finished with the quietest 70-point night in the history of basketball. He broke the school record of 47 and gave his teammates a reason to hold their heads high.
‘‘Our students come for ministry,’’ Fincham said. ‘‘They don’t come for basketball, obviously.’’
AP Sports Writer Tim Reynolds contributed to this report.
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