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Small-college Iowa player scores NCAA-record 108 points

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Grinnell College point guard Jack Taylor scored 138 points Tuesday night in a performance that shattered the NCAA single-game scoring record.

His school also won, defeating Faith Baptist Bible 179-104 in an NCAA Division III contest.

Playing for the 1,655-student school in Grinnell, Iowa, Taylor took 108 shots in 36 minutes of play.

"I gotta thank the man upstairs," Taylor told ESPN.com. "I was able to multiply my talents tonight."

The 5-10 sophomore guard became only the third player to score more than 100 points in an NCAA game. The previous single-game NCAA record was set by Rio Grande's Bevo Francis with 113 points against Hillside in 1954. Francis also scored 116 against Ashland Junior College in 1954. And Frank Selvy scored 100 points for Furman in 1954 against Newberry.

The NBA record for points in a game is 100, set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962

Just as astounding, Taylor scored 80 points in the second half Tuesday night. Overall, he made 52 of 108 field goals, including 27 of 71 3-pointers.

"There was a point during the second half where I hit a number of threes in a row -- maybe seven or eight -- I felt like anything I threw up was going in," said Taylor, who transferred to Grinnell from Wisconsin-Lacrosse last year. "I've been in the zone before but I've never taken so many shots."

Faith Baptist's leading score wasn't too shabby, either. David Larson scored 70 points, making 34 of 44 field goals.
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