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NCAA Basketball Scoring Record-Holder Breaks Wrist, Ends Season

Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Jack Taylor of Grinnell College, who scored 138 points to break college basketball’s 58-year-old single-game scoring record, is out for the season after breaking his wrist.

The 22-year-old sophomore guard at the Division III school in Grinnell, Iowa, broke the radius of his shooting arm during a game Jan. 9, the Associated Press said, citing college spokesman Ted Schultz.

Taylor, who was averaging 36.3 points per game, scored 11 points in six minutes of play before he injured his arm, according to the team’s website. Grinnell (9-3) won the game 119-117 against Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

Taylor may have surgery in the next week and then require as long as three months to recover, AP reported.

During his National Collegiate Athletic Association record-breaking performance, Taylor made 52 of 108 field-goal attempts Nov. 20, including 27 3-pointers, in a 179-104 win over Faith Baptist Bible College.

The performance broke the record of 113 points, set by Clarence “Bevo” Francis of Division II Rio Grande in 1954.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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