Jack Taylor's 138 points for Grinnell College an NCAA college basketball record
In a sport where Wilt Chamberlain's 100 points in a single game are seen as a professional gold standard, NCAA Division III basketball player Jack Taylor sailed past that Tuesday night, and then some.
Taylor put on a performance unseen in any level of college or professional basketball for Grinnell College in a game against Faith Baptist Bible College, scoring 138 points in a 179-104 win in Grinnell, Iowa.
His 138 points shattered a 58-year-old record held by Clarence Francis, who scored 113 points in a game in 1954.
Taylor's remarkable performance included a remarkable 80 points in the second half alone, a run that included a stretch of 28 consecutive points.
The Lakeside, Calif. native is in his sophomore season at Grinnell.
Not to be outdone, Faith Baptist Bible College forward David Larson put up 70 points in the losing effort.