If you think the NBA is the only basketball league that has become a 3-point dominant league, think again. The math behind giving 50% more points for a shot beyond the arc was always going to eventually make the shot a very popular one. We've seen the 3-point shot explode in the NBA over the past decade, and a lot of our very own Celtics success this season can be attributed to the team's reliance and profiency at the long ball.
Division III Grinnell College took shooting the 3 ball to the extreme yesterday when all 111 of their field gola attempts were 3-pointers, which is a new NCAA record. They hit on an impressive 40 of them, which was 2nd all-time behind their own performance versus yesterday's opponent Emmaus Bible College in 2018.
The number eclipsed the 109 3-point shots Troy attempted in its infamous game against DeVry on Jan. 12, 1992, when the Trojans won 258-141 in what is still the highest-scoring game in NCAA history.
Grinnell's system was first popularized by Paul Westhead at Loyola Marymount during the late 1980's. They had a very good team one year I recall led by Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble, but the former tragically died on the court. Kimble would go on to shoot free throws left handed in honor of Gathers.
Grinnell's Jack Taylor holds the NCAA record of points in a game with 138 that he set back in 2012.