Jack Taylor scored 138 points to shatter the NCAA scoring record in Division 3 Grinnell’s 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible Tuesday night in Grinnell, Iowa.
Taylor made 27 of 71 3-point attempts, was 52 of 108 overall from the field, and added 7 free throws on 10 attempts in 36 minutes.
‘‘It felt like anything I tossed up was going in,’’ said Taylor, a 5-foot-10-inch sophomore guard from Black River Falls, Wis.
Rio Grande’s Bevo Francis held the NCAA scoring record with 113 points against Hillsdale in 1954. In 1953, Francis had 116 against Ashland Junior College. Frank Selvy is the only other player to reach triple figures, scoring 100 points for Division 1 Furman against Newberry in 1954.
Taylor averaged 23.5 points in Grinnell’s first two games this season but had hit only 6 of 41 3-pointers in two games over the weekend.
Under coach David Arseneault, the Pioneers shoot threes like nobody else in the country at any level. They’ve led the nation in scoring for 17 of the past 19 seasons while ranking first nationally in 3-point shooting for the 15 of those past 19 years.
Taylor’s feat attracted attention at all levels of basketball. Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks were amazed when they heard about it after their victory in New Orleans.
‘‘I never heard of nothing like that. That’s like a video game,’’ Anthony said, an incredulous look on his face. ‘‘How can you shoot 100 times, though?’’
Indiana 82, Georgetown 72 — Cody Zeller had 17 points and eight rebounds to boost the No. 1 Hoosiers (5-0) over the Hoyas (3-1) in overtime in the title game of the Legends Classic tournament in New York. Jordan Hulls had 17 points for Indiana (5-0) and Yogi Ferrell had 14, including 7 in OT.
Butler 82, North Carolina 71 — Rotnei Clarke and Kellen Dunham each scored 17 points to lead the unranked Bulldogs (3-1) past the No. 9 Tar Heels (4-1) in the second round of the Maui Invitational in Lhaina, Hawaii.
Florida 58, Savannah St. 40 — Mike Rosario scored 13 points, Patric Young added a double-double, and the No. 7 Gators (4-0) overwhelmed the visiting Tigers (3-3).
UCLA 60, Georgia 56 — Shabazz Muhammad scored 20 points and the No. 11 Bruins (4-1) held off the Bulldogs (1-4) in the consolation game of the Legends Classic tournament in New York.
Kansas 73, Saint Louis 59 — Jeff Withey matched a career high with 25 points and the No. 12 Jayhawks (4-1) beat the Billikens (2-2) to win the CBE Classic in Kansas City, Mo.
Creighton 105, Longwood 57 — In Omaha, Doug McDermott and Gregory Echenique scored 17 points apiece and the 14th-ranked Bluejays improved to 4-0.
Michigan St. 74, Boise St. 70 — Keith Appling scored 22 points and the slow-starting 15th-ranked Spartans (3-1) rallied twice to edge the visiting Broncos (3-1).
Saint Joseph’s 75, Harvard 56 — Carl Jones scored 24 points and hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and the host Hawks (3-1) built an 18-point halftime lead and rolled past the Crimson (2-2). Wesley Saunders scored 18 points for Harvard.
Rutgers 81, BU 79 — D.J. Irving scored 24 points, going 10 for 10 from the free throw line, but it wasn’t enough to get the Terriers (0-4) past the host Scarlet Knights (3-1).
UMass — The Minutemen announced that 6-foot-7-inch forwards Seth Berger and Zach Coleman have signed a National Letters of Intent to come to Amherst next season. Berger is listed as the fifth-best prospect in the state of Washington while Coleman averaged 16 points and 13.1 rebounds at Woodrow Wilson High in Dallas last season.
Georgia 94, Savannah St. 57 — Andy Landers became the seventh Division 1 women’s coach to reach 800 career wins when the No. 8 Lady Bulldogs (5-0) crushed the visiting Tigers (1-2). Landers is 800-268 in his 34 seasons at Georgia.
Notre Dame 93, Mercer 36 — Natalie Achonwa scored a career-high 22 points to lead the No. 5 Fighting Irish (3-0) past the visiting Bears (3-1).
Northeastern 73, BU 62 — Deanna Kerkhof hit five 3-pointers and finished with 25 points to get the host Huskies (2-2) past the Terriers (2-2).
BC 64, New Hampshire 59 — Kerry Shields scored 18 points and Katie Zenevitch added 12 points and 11 boards, helping the host Eagles (3-1) stop the Wildcats (2-1).
Harvard 80, Holy Cross 62 — Christine Clark scored 25 points to lead the visiting Crimson (3-1) to a rout of the Crusaders (1-3).
UConn to move?
Connecticut’s future in the Big East conference is once again in question following the departure of Rutgers for the Big 10.
That conference is also adding Maryland from the Atlantic Coast Conference, and the Huskies are being mentioned as a possible replacement for the Terrapins.Continued...