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Jack Taylor’s numbers in perspective

Nov 21, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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Jack Taylor, a sophomore guard at Grinnell College (D-III) scored 138 points on Tuesday Night in the Pioneers 179-104 win over Faith baptist Bible College.

What you just read is not a mistake. 138 points in a 179-104 ball game.

Here is just a brief look at how some of Taylor’s numbers stacked up against Division-I on Tuesday night, and history in general:

The last time a team scored at least 138 points against another D-I team in regulation was TCU in December of 1999 (Beat Grambling 143-110).

The last game involving two D-I teams in which either side scored as many as Jack Taylor was St. Francis (NY) beating Long Island 142-140 in 2OT in February of 2003.

Jack Taylor had more points tonight than any D-I team this year (Northern Colorado scored 127 against Southwest on 11/10).

There were 42 games on Tuesday night that did not feature as many total points scored as Jack Taylor.

On Tuesday, Jack Taylor would have beaten Navy, Savannah State and Howard ALL TOGETHER by 11. (45+40+40=127).

On Tuesday, Jack Taylor would have also taken Ball State, TCU, and Duquesne ALL TOGETHER into overtime.(48+47+43=138)

Only 14 D-I teams took as many 3-point attempts in their games on Tuesday as Jack Taylor made in his (27). He took more 3-pointers than second and third closest teams combined. In fact, no two teams combined to make as many 3-pointers in a single game on Tuesday as Jack Taylor did.

Most 3-point attempts by a single team on Tuesday night:
Jack Taylor – 71
Utah Valley – 42
Wisconsin – 37
Iowa State – 33
Lafayette – 32
Columbia – 31
Texas Southern – 31
Alabama A&M – 30
Boston U – 29
Albany – 29
UC-Santa Cruz – 28
Bethune-Cookman – 28
Arizona State – 27
Charleston Southern – 27
Southeast Missouri – 27
Jack Taylor – 27 (Makes)

Jack Taylor has officially won the entire week.

Make sure to also check out NBC Sport’s exclusive interview with Jack Taylor following his historic night.

(Photo courtesy of Cory Hall via Grinnell College)

  1. thebigkahuna23 - Nov 21, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    I heard he took like 100+ shots, and that’s a conservative estimate. I’m not tryna be a hater but d3 is about as competitive as intermurals.

    • bougin89 - Nov 21, 2012 at 10:24 AM

      I disagree your comment about D3 not being competitive but this game in particular was definitely not competitive. It was an exhibition and before the game started the announcer said they were going for the record for most points in a game and most points in a half before the game started. No team that was actually competing would let someone chuck a shot every 22 seconds. I just can’t believe sites like ESPN and this blog are taking this record seriously.

  2. reastnt - Nov 21, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    He shot 52 for 108 (27 of 71 threes). Entertaining, but not serious basketball.

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