You may have heard by now about a new NCAA basketball scoring record set last night. Jack Taylor of Grinnell College scored 138 points in a 179-104 win over Faith Baptist Bible. Taylor took 71 three point attempts in the game and made 27 of them. He was 52-108 from the field. Hopefully this is the last we will ever speak about this. It's revolting. As a basketball fan I am not excited by this...I'm appalled. I've heard the old line that its the defense's responsibility to stop a score from getting out of hand. But when a game is this much of a mismatch...the idea that a coach would allow a player to take 71 three pointers or even be in the game for a chance at 138 points goes against any idea of sportsmanship that ever existed. I don't know who the coach of Grinnell is and I didnt bother to look up his name because in my mind...he deserves no recognition. Hopefully he will be on the other end of a score like this someday...that would be sweet retribution.
DC Everest grad Sam Barber continues to make her decison to transfer to UWSP look like a great one. She was named WIAC player of the week for the #1 ranked Pointers and led them to another win last night. Shirley Egners crew went on a 25-0 run in the first half to blow out Marian College 68-19. Barber had a game high 14 points.
The Pointer men also won topping St. Johns...82-52.
The Badgers had a hot shooting night in a 88-43 win over Presbyterian College of South Carolina. They hit 16 three pointers (one off the school record) in the win. They head to Vegas now for a Friday night matchup with #15 Creighton.
Its a tough matchup for the Bucks tonight as they face the Heat in Miami. You can hear the game on Foxsports1390 AM and 93.9 FM at 6:10.
Have a great Thanksgiving holiday....maybe I'll see you out and about this weekend.
Songs Of The Day (from my I-pod)
Learning To Fly-Tom Petty & Heartbreakers (1991) co-written with Jeff Lynne (it's got a bit of that Lynne/ELO sound). Here is a nice acoustic live version
Leather & Lace-Stevie Nicks & Don Henley (1981) a song that Nicks had been writing for Waylon Jennings and his wife Jessi Colter to sing. Instead, she recorded it with her then boyfriend Henley. Her first hit away from Fleetwood Mac and his first hit away from the Eagles. From the very solid "Bella Donna"LP.