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Durant, NBA stunned by D-III player’s 138
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On November 21, 2012 @ 1:00 am In All,Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Adi Joseph, USA TODAY Sports
Jack Taylor stands 5-10 and plays Division III basketball in Iowa. But the Grinnell College sophomore was the talk of the NBA for a night.
Taylor scored 138 points to set an NCAA record in a 178-104 win Tuesday night against Faith Baptist Bible College. He shot 52-for-108 from the field and 27-for-71 on three-pointers. And the world’s best basketball players took notice in a mix of disbelief and envy.
The NBA record is 100 points by Wilt Chamberlain, for the Philadelphia Warriors against the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962.
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony sees a future excuse. Criticized occasionally for taking too many shots, the All-Star forward has a new retort, “that someone shot it 108 times.”
Taylor became the talk of the NBA on Twitter, in particular. Even Faith Baptist’s David Larson, who had 70 points in a loss, received some love.
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