Skip to comments.BRF grad Jack Taylor sets NCAA record with 138 points in a game
Posted on 11/21/2012 6:05:53 PM PST by shove_it
The goal was to get Jack Taylor out of a shooting slump. He did that. Then he went out and scored the most points ever in a college basketball game.
Taylor, a Black River Falls High School graduate, is about to get his 15 minutes of national fame after scoring an NCAA-record 138 points for Grinnell College in a 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible College on Tuesday night in Grinnell, Iowa...
The previous NCAA record was held by Clarence Bevo Francis, who scored 113 points in a 1954 game for Division II Rio Grande....
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OMG!! He is aa white guy. Ban him from the ncaa forever!!
too bad he wasn’t wearin’ a pair of black Chuck Taylor AllStars
I watched him on the news tonite. These were not dunks and layups like Wilt had in his 100 point game. These were jump shots, set shots, etc. He was being guarded tight and sometimes had two men on him. Swish swish swish. This was an amazing performance with an array of shots.
I hope the coach turns him loose the next game as well.
So the kid has a new name now...
It was a ridiculous, unwatchable game. The announcer said two things early in the game that said this was a farce. First, he essentially stated the game was scheduled for the purpose of setting records. Second, they specifically talked about a planned set of minutes Taylor would get in before being substituted, indicating Taylor would be the guy the coach would use to set a record against a terrible basketball team.
The opponent is not NCAA Div 1, 2, or 3 and not even NAIA. The team is a Div 2 team in some religious based assocation and total enrollment at the school is a little over 300 students. For Faith Baptist, the game was an exhibition game, but for Grinnell, they counted it as a regular season game.
I put this abomination of a game in the same category as when the UConn women’s team arranged for an injured player to be allowed to score the first basket of the game so she could set a school career scoring record. Not something to be celebrated by any stretch.
And make sure he never gets to the NBA.
The guy was draining them from the 3 point line.
WOW! HOORAY Jack Taylor!
Yup, he'd give the Jason Kidd fans a run for the money. I watched a clip of his 3 point shots and he was unbelievable.
A little perspective on Jack Taylor’s performance:
He made 52 of 108 from the field (48%). Of those, he was 27 - 71 from the 3 point line (38%) and was 7 - 10 from the free throw line.
David Larsen...playing for the losing team, scored 70 points. He was 33 - 44 from the field (75%). With 3 free throws.
The old record of 113 points was held by Bevo Francis.
In his game he was: 38 - 46 from the field (82%) and 37 -39 from the free throw line. (No 3 pointers in his day). Oh, Bevo also pulled down 24 rebounds in that game.
I guess if you are going to take 108 shots in a game (more than double what Bevo had), you are probably going to set a record.
Without being guarded, few NBA players could hit the percentage of 3 pointers Taylor made in the same amount of time. What he did is absolutely amazing.
27 for 71 from 3 pt range he was really draining them. Just for laughs try it against a team in your own division or maybe even schedule an exhibition game against a higher level team like the Baptist school did. But that probably won’t happen. The coach is lining up a kindergarten team for his next big show.
Do your homework sir. The top 40 in the NBA (as of this evening)rank as follows:
#1: 58% of 3 pointers made
#40: 40% of 3 pointers made
Jack Taylor making 38% of his 3 pointers is NOT a good percentage. If you throw up enough prayers, some will be answered.
You totally ignored the time element. Why?
Good point. Back in those days, there was no three point line; the coach would tear you a new one for taking a long shot like that. All Bevo's shots were lay ups, dunks, short jump shots or hooks. He was a dominating offensive and defensive player.
This is embarrassing!
I’ve looked at film footage of Francis (the little of it that exists), and he looks like he’d be formidable today.
You're absolutely wrong. For instance, Jimmer Fredette can hit 80 out of 100 shots from the NBA 3-point line. Did you see Kevin Durant during the Olympics? Durant would probably have made about 80% his 3-pointers from the college distance. Many pro players, here and in Europe (Juan Carlos Navarro etal) could easily outdo what this kid did. He couldn't even play for a division 3 school UW-La Crosse (my old college), so he transferred to Grinnell just to be able to play. The whole thing was a farce of gigantic proportions. Also, in 1954 Frank Selvy of Furman scored 100 points in a game with no three ball. Selvy went on to play in the NBA and was a far superior player to Taylor.
Bevo set a an earlier record of 116 points against Ashland, KY which was retroactively taken away by the NCAA. Bevo and that Rio Grand team were no fluke. They played in Madison Square Garden and beat some major teams of the day:
Google ‘bevo francis dunks’ for more stories and video on this legendary player.
Again, you totally ignored the time element. Why?
He couldn't even play for a division 3 school
Irrelevant. I played Division 1 basketball and firing up a shot every 20 seconds for an entire 40 minutes would be extremely tiring.
I didn’t play Div I basketball. Your point, I believe, is that Taylor’s exploits indicated he is an extraordinary ballplayer. I heartily disagree. He’s from my part of the country and couldn’t even find playing time at the local Div. III college.
Wrong again. Taylor's exploit was extraordinary. If it weren't, others would have done it, correct?
C’mon pal, what are the circumstances? It was hardly more than a YMCA gunfest.
“I guess if you are going to take 108 shots in a game (more than double what Bevo had), you are probably going to set a record.”
Way back when I played at that level if he was that big a ball hog that he would take 108 shots, we would not have cared if his coach and teammates were ok with it, he would have been getting up off the floor about 100 times. That BS would not stand. He would have had a better chance of getting hurt than setting a record. It’s a team game. Pass the ball jackass!
Good report on the game.
If it were as easy as you have indicated by your incessant whining, why haven't others, done the same? You keep avoiding the question.....for good reason!
Thanks. It appears the only people pissed about what happened are those who weren't involved. Anyone remember Tark's Runnin' Rebels?
Because virtually no other schools have a system like that.
Which makes Taylor's exploit extraordinary.
RIO GRANDE, Ohio University of Rio Grande mens basketball scoring legend Clarence Bevo Francis offered his congratulations to Grinnell Colleges Jack Taylor on his 138-point outing against Faith Baptist Bible on Tuesday night.
Taylors performance topped the previous NCAA record of 113 points set by Francis 59 years ago against Hillsdale (Mich.) in Jackson, Ohio.
When I scored all those points, I broke someones record. Records are made to be broken, Francis said. I want to send out my congratulations to the young man for a great night of basketball and wish him all the luck in the future.
Read more: Pomeroy Daily Sentinel
I saw film clips of Francis, and I’ll tell you what...he looked like a hell of a ballplayer. I mean one who could be a good player today at an elite level...even the pros. Taylor will go no further than where he is right now.
That in no way diminishes Taylor's extraordinary accomplishment. You seem to suffer from it. Try putting ice on it.
I don’t suffer from it amigo. The game was a farce, but the level of competition doesn’t rise above joke status. If you want to believe some player scoring over 100 points in a joke league hardly better than YMCA ball is an extraordinary achievement, then go ahead. Have a nice day sir.
Your opinion means nothing. The extraordinary accomplishment is in the official NCAA record book! Can I get you a box of tissues?
Au contraire, my opinion means everything to me...just as it, your opinion, does to you. We’re arguing over a sporting event...nothing more.
Unfortunately for you, the NCAA doesn't care.
How do you know? They might care a lot.