GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) -- Los Angeles Lakers' star Kobe Bryant says the scoring feat of Grinnell College's Jack Taylor is "pretty insane."
Taylor shattered the NCAA scoring record last night with 138 points in a 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible.
The 5-10 sophomore from Black River Falls, Wis., sank 52 of 108 shots from the field, including 27 3-pointers, plus seven of 10 free throws. He says he felt like anything he tossed up was going in.
Rio Grande's Bevo Francis held the NCAA scoring record with 113 points against Hillsdale in 1954. Griffin Lentsch of Grinnell scored 89 against Principia last season.
Other NBA players are reacting, too. Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks says it's "like a video game" and teammate Raymond Felton says Taylor's elbow "has got to be sore."
STORY FROM 11/20/12
GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) - Jack Taylor scored 138 points to shatter the NCAA scoring record in Division III Grinnell's 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible on Tuesday night.
Taylor made 27 of 71 3-point attempts, was 52 of 108 overall from the field and added seven free throws on 10 attempts in 36 minutes.
"It felt like anything I tossed up was going in," said Taylor, a 5-foot-10 sophomore guard from Black River Falls, Wis.
Rio Grande's Bevo Francis held the NCAA scoring record with 113 points against Hillsdale in 1954. In 1953, Francis had 116 against Ashland Junior College. Frank Selvy is the only other player to reach triple figures, scoring 100 points for Division I Furman against Newberry in 1954.
The previous Grinnell record was 89 by Griffin Lentsch last Nov. 19 against Principia.
Taylor averaged 23.5 points in Grinnell's first two games this season.
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