For Hillsdale College men’s basketball, the shame of a 58-year old record has been erased from NCAA record books. Jack Taylor, a sophomore who plays basketball at Grinnell College in Iowa, broke the previous record for the most points scored in a game on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
With 138 points in a single game,Taylor broke Rio Grande College of Ohio guard Bevo Francis’s record. Francis scored 113 in a game against Hillsdale College in 1954.
Taylor shot an unprecedented 108 shots from the field, making 52. Taylor went 27 for 71 from beyond the three-point line. He had no assists.
Grinnell won the game over Faith Baptist Bible College 179 – 104.
When Francis set the record in ‘54 he scored 10 more three-point shots than Taylor did in 2012. Rio Grande College devastated the opposing Chargers in that game with a score of 134 – 91.