PHOENIX -- Eddie House had one of those unforgettable nights for Arizona State a dozen years ago, paying back Cal for not recruiting him by torching them for 61 points.
That his memorable game didn't even match the second half of Jack Taylor's record-setting performance nearly left the loquacious House speechless.
"Eighty points in 20 minutes? Come on guy, that's ridiculous," House said from his Scottsdale, Ariz., home Wednesday. "That's just unbelievable."
A sophomore at Grinnell College in Iowa, Taylor lit up the basketball world and beyond Tuesday night by setting an NCAA record with 138 points in the Pioneers' 179-104 home victory over Faith Baptist Bible.
Slightly-built at 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds, Taylor had 58 points by halftime and kept firing, taking down records as the shots fell through.
Taylor broke the NCAA record with 4:42 left in the game and went on to smash it by 25 points, hoisting an are-you-serious 108 shots -- one every 20 seconds. He took 71 shots from the 3-point arc, more than some players take an entire season, and made 27.
"Seventy-one? I can't even imagine," said House, the former Hayward High star who retired from the Miami Heat in 2011 after 11 NBA seasons with nine teams. "That's like a pregame workout."
Current NBA players like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony had plenty of praise for Taylor, and so did House.
"I couldn't imagine taking all those shots," House said. "I know it was fun, though. It had to be fun."
House had a little fun of his own against Cal.
He grew up in the Bay Area and considered the Bears his hometown team. Despite getting offers from numerous schools, Cal didn't even send House a questionnaire, much less a scholarship offer.
Using the slight as motivation, he had extra focus every time the Sun Devils played Cal, wanting a little see-what-I-can-do payback.
House got it on Jan. 8, 2000.
Playing in Berkeley, Arizona State and Cal went back and forth in a tight game that went to two overtimes.
House got hot early and his teammates kept feeding him.
Stroking jumpers and dropping in floaters, he scored 61 points that night, breaking the school record and tying the Pac-12 mark set by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- then known as Lew Alcindor -- for UCLA 33 years earlier.