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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:51 AM

How on Earth do you score 138 points?

http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/67739/how-do-you-score-138-points

Maybe we should have seen it coming.

After all, when Grinnell guard Jack Taylor broke the NCAA all-time single-game scoring record -- a record that has stood since 1954 -- with 138 points Tuesday night, he didn't do it for just any random basketball program. He did it for Grinnell.

For the past two decades, Grinnell coach David Arseneault has been running his system ("The System"), based on his formula ("The Formula"), which explicitly requires his team to shoot at least 94 field goals per game, 47 of which should be 3-pointers. Arseneault recruits almost exclusively sharpshooting guards, so that his players can be interchangeable when he runs them in quickfire all-five line changes every other minute. It's a totally insane, totally thrilling way to play basketball, and it's also an elephant and a tiger and a creepy clown shy of a straight-up circus freakshow.

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(Editor's Note: You absolutely must check out this box score (http://pioneers.grinnell.edu/boxscore.aspx?path=mbball&id=575). And not to be lost in all of the hoopla over Taylor, Faith Baptist Bible's David Larson made 34 of 44 shots for 70 points! Greatest performance ever in a game in which your team lost by 75? We think so.)

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pscot Nov 2012 #1
SoapBox Nov 2012 #2
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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:24 AM

1. Taylor hit 81 out of 179 shot attemps

He had 179 of Grinell's 216 attempts. The kid put up a shot every 12 seconds of his 36 minutes on the floor.

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:06 PM

2. Maybe?????

...he can contract out to the NBA? To teach some of their LOUD and RICH "superstars"...how to hit some danged shots?

Hello? Blake Griffin? Can't hit a free throw for his life?? Jack, can you help????!!!

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:58 PM

3. They already know how to shoot 45%.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 06:24 AM

4. You Do Realize He Shot Under 50%, Right?

I don't think anybody shooting under 50% and less than 40% from the college three is going to teach any NBA player anything about shooting.

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