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Yes, there’s video of that kid scoring 138 points in an NCAA game

posted at 9:09 am on November 21, 2012 by

A Division III game, but still. Click here and choose the “On Demand” tab. It’s Grinnell vs. Faith Baptist Bible. Remember Loyola Marymount in the late 80s and early 90s? Picture that but with an even heavier emphasis on threes. That’s what you’re about to see.

Jack Taylor’s line: 52 of 108 (yes, 108 shots) for 138 points. He was 27 for 71 behind the arc. If he had shot 100% from the field, he would have finished with upwards of 300 points. And he did it … in just 36 minutes on the court. He didn’t even play the whole game.

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changer1701 on November 21, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Every time he scores I can hear him chanting “OBL is dead, and GM is alive!!”

faraway on November 21, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Grinnell has been doing this sort of thing for years — many of their games are 150-140 or something like that. They even got their act on ESPN2 once, where they lost to my alma mater, Beloit College :).

Mr. D on November 21, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Zero assists.

BadgerHawk on November 21, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Now that this kid has scored more points than Wilt Chamberlain, does he score with more women that Wilt Chamberlain?

radjah shelduck on November 21, 2012 at 10:03 AM

OT – I hope Dick’s Sporting Goods is paying you a lot of money because their ads are annoying!

22044 on November 21, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Not too bad in his own way – David Larson scored 70 points for Faith Baptist Bible. Pretty good output for a player on the losing side.

22044 on November 21, 2012 at 10:18 AM

One of the interesting things I notices, reading the various stories from the Associated Press and elsewhere about this game Tuesday night was how hard it was to find out the actual final score of the game — i.e., as if while the 138 points were important, the people touting Taylor’s effort really didn’t want to mention that his team won by 75 points (179-104 to be exact).

So while it’s a record achievement, Taylor could have scored ‘just’ 64 points and Grinnell still would have won. That doesn’t negate his shooting skill, but having once watched on high school team keep its starters in and press the whole game in hopes of scoring a 100-point victory margin (they only won by a 118-20 score), I’m less-than-impressed with scoring records in games where the vast majority of the points were never needed, because the opponent is so out-matched.

jon1979 on November 21, 2012 at 10:59 AM

I just didn’t understand why they had a 13 year old boy doing the announcing…

This means nothing to me. Like someone said, another kid had 70pts in the loss and dear lord watching a little bit of the replay the teams weren’t even attempting to play defense or do anything but just feed him the ball.

A real team would have hacked the crap out of him somewhere around 75 with his team up by 40.

nextgen_repub on November 21, 2012 at 11:29 AM

The one thing that stood out more than anything else:

Grinnell played the worst defense I have ever seen. That David Larson kid with 70 points – at least 80% of those came on uncontested, undefended layups.

Longing4Lincoln on November 21, 2012 at 11:43 AM

And for the record, Allah, had he made 100% from the field, he’d have ended with 287 points, not quite 300.

Longing4Lincoln on November 21, 2012 at 11:48 AM

To point out how ridiculous that 70 points by Larson were: He didn’t make a single three-point attempt. I watched a large chunk of this game and, believe me, almost all of Larson’s points came by sitting under the basket, undefended, and laying in easy points.

Longing4Lincoln on November 21, 2012 at 11:51 AM

If you want to watch the portion of the video that’s actually pretty impressive, the kid scores nearly 100% of his last 10 three pointers. Start watching at 1:33:00 for the fun part.

Longing4Lincoln on November 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM

. . . coach only ran up the score cause they were playing a Christian school . . .

BigAlSouth on November 21, 2012 at 12:27 PM

. . . coach only ran up the score cause they were playing a Christian school . . .

BigAlSouth on November 21, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Seems a bit unlikely. From the ESPN write-up:

Before his squad took the floor Tuesday night, Taylor met with a few teammates for a pregame devotional. It was the first time that Taylor, a sophomore at the Division III school, had ever read Bible verses with other players prior to tipoff.

They focused on Matthew 25, a chapter that features a parable about the value of talents.

“I gotta thank the man upstairs,” Taylor said. “I was able to multiply my talents tonight.”

Longing4Lincoln on November 21, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Now that this kid has scored more points than Wilt Chamberlain, does he score with more women that Wilt Chamberlain?

radjah shelduck on November 21, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Nobody scores with more women than Wilt the Stilt…

JohnGalt23 on November 21, 2012 at 1:17 PM

OT: AP, Rush just mentioned you & last night’s QOTD.

conservative pilgrim on November 21, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Minnesota beat Grinnell in football in 1902, 102-0. In 1904, the score was 146-0. After a long history of beatdowns like this, good for them.

weaselyone on November 21, 2012 at 1:27 PM

What got me by watching oh about ten minutes of it was that there were plenty of opportunities where the other teammates had easy layups or 8-10 footers and they completely stopped and passed back to Larson.

I don’t get that.

WisRich on November 21, 2012 at 1:42 PM

WisRich on November 21, 2012 at 1:42 PM

+1

Capitalist Hog on November 21, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Ugliest.Basketball.Game.Evah!

ShainS on November 21, 2012 at 2:53 PM

I watched a total of about 20 minutes from various parts of the game. Ugliest ball game I’ve ever seen. Both coaches should be embarrassed to have video evidence.

If Grinnell’s coach thinks he’s doing his players any favors, he’s insane.

Splashman on November 21, 2012 at 4:47 PM