Record-setting Taylor breaks wrist, out for season
GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) Jack Taylor, who set the NCAA scoring record with 138 points in a game in November, is out for the season after breaking his wrist.
Grinnell College spokesman Ted Schultz says Taylor fractured the radius on his shooting arm during a 119-117 win over rival Cornell (Iowa) on Wednesday.
Taylor will likely have surgery within a week and be out 2-3 months, costing the sensational sophomore the rest of the season. He was averaging 36.3 points for the Division III Pioneers (9-3).
"Thanks for all the support and well wishes!" he tweeted Thursday.
Taylor captured the attention of the basketball world when he dropped 138 points against Faith Baptist Bible College on Nov. 21, shattering the previous mark by 25 points. The Pioneers, who play an extremely up-tempo style and have led the nation in scoring in 17 of the past 19 seasons, fed Taylor early and often in hopes of breaking his shooting slump.
Taylor had 58 points by halftime, and scored 80 in the second half. He shot the ball an incredible 108 times, roughly every 20 seconds he was on the floor.
Taylor hit 27 of 71 3-point attempts, was 52 of 108 overall from the field and added seven free throws on 10 attempts in the 179-104 win over Faith Baptist Bible.