FROM Pat Coleman
Grinnell Guard Shatters NCAA Record Until last night, the record for single-player scoring in NCAA basketball was 113 points in a game. Now, it's 138. In Iowa last night, the Grinnell College Pioneers played a home basketball game against Faith Baptist Bible. A student announcer described Jack Taylor's performance 'catching fire.' After that Taylor scored two free throws, bringing his game total to 138 points. Pat Coleman is Executive Editor of D3Hoops.com , which covers Division Three College basketball.
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