PRESS BOX: Grinnell's Taylor scores 109 points in college game

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

Grinnell College's Jack Taylor scores 109 points, the third-highest total in NCAA history regardless of divisions, in a 173-123 basketball victory over Crossroads on Sunday.
Taylor set the all-divisions record last season when he scored 138 points in a game for Grinnell, a Division III school.
He fell four points shy of the second-highest total, achieved by Rio Grande's Clarence "Bevo" Francis in 1954.
Taylor, a 5-foot-10 junior, had scored 71 points in Grinnell's 144-99 victory over Finlandia University in the season opener on Friday.

---Baylor moved ahead of Ohio State in the Associated Press media poll but not in the USA Today coaches poll.
Both major polls were released Sunday.
Alabama and Florida State held on to the top two spots in both polls. The No. 1 Crimson Tide (10-0) received 55 first-place votes while the No. 2 Seminoles (10-0) got the remaining five votes in the AP poll. In the coaches poll, Alabama earned 56 top votes while Florida State received the remaining six.
Baylor (9-0) moved up from fourth to No. 3 after beating Texas Tech 60-34, and Ohio State (10-0) fell from third to No. 4 after holding off host Illinois 60-35 in the media poll. However, the Buckeyes and Bears held on to their previous spots in the coaches poll.
Oregon (9-1) is fifth in both polls.

---Southern Cal interviewed Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio for its head coaching job in the past two weeks, according to Fox Sports.
Del Rio, who played at USC, has been a rumored candidate for the Trojans' job for the past two months.
Del Rio is also serving as Denver's interim coach with head coach John Fox recovering from heart surgery.

---Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant went through shooting drills Sunday, a day after returning to practice for the first time since tearing an Achilles tendon in April.
However, coach Mike D'Antoni said that does not mean he is returning to game action anytime soon.

--- The Houston Rockets seem resigned to trading center Omer Asik as soon as a reasonable deal with another team can be worked out, reported.
Asik was paired with Dwight Howard in the starting lineup to begin this season, but that has not worked out, and Osik repeatedly has asked to be traded.
He came off the bench and played just four minutes on Wednesday and did not play at all in Thursday's game. He was scratched from

---The Edmonton Oilers recalled goalie Ilya Bryzgalov from the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League.
Bryzgalov, 33, signed a one-year $2 million contract on Friday and played two games for the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. Bryzgalov went 1-1 with a 3.03 goals-against average and.880 save percentage in the two games.

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