Inside the boxscore: Grinnell 179, Faith Baptist 104

5. Grinnell's Patrick Maher played 15 minutes, which was the most played by any of Grinnell's 19 players not named Jack Taylor. Grinnell runs a system where they typically sub five guys at a time, but on this night Taylor played 36 minutes (more on that in No. 3).

4. This was a 123 possession game, and Faith Baptist Bible turned the ball over 49 times (39.8% of their possessions). Two players accounted for 31 of those turnovers.

3. Jack Taylor of Grinnell set a new college scoring record for points in a game with 138. He was 25-37 on 2s (67.6%), 27-71 on 3s (38%) and 7-10 from the line (70%). He entered the game just 6-34 on 3s (17.6%). And while the points scored are remarkable (and the shots taken are ridiculous), this was an event staged by head coach David Arseneault. During the pregame you can hear the announcers (students, by the sound of them) talking about the records which Grinnell will attempt to set that night, including all-time points scored by Jack Taylor. I'm not sure why a head coach would make a mockery of the game this way (and this isn't a knock on Taylor – his feat was remarkable), but for the coach it certainly falls into the "any attention is good attention" category. For this record chase coach Arseneault chose Faith Baptist Bible College, which was 0-4 on the season (0-6 if you count exhibitions) and had been blown out in every game. I'm not seeing the lesson coach Arseneault is handing down here by using this game against a completely overmatched opponent to run up the score.

2. Faith Baptist's David Larson may have had the least talked about 70-point game in history. Overshadowed by the scoring of Taylor, Larson efficiently made 34-44 shots (77.2%), while shattering his school's single-game record of 47 points.

1. Grinnell scored 179 points in a 123 possessions, which is 1.45 points per possession. To put this into a Division I reference, Wisconsin scored 87 points in their season opener, in 60 possessions. So while 87 doesn't sound like much in comparison with 179, it was actually the exact same amount on a per possession basis. In other words, the 179 points was efficient, but nothing special.