Detroit Mercy star Antoine Davis completed Thursday evening’s Horizon League Tournament quarterfinal recreation 4 factors in need of breaking Pete Maravich’s all-time NCAA profession scoring document because the No. 8 seed Titans fell 71-66 towards No. 1 seed Youngstown State. The 6-foot-1 guard missed a 3-point try within the ultimate seconds that may have tied the document because the Titans fell simply in need of pulling off a big upset in a recreation they led for over 27 minutes.
Davis entered averaging 28.1 factors per recreation and wanted 26 factors to surpass Maravich’s document of three,667 profession factors however was held to 22 factors on 7-of-26 taking pictures towards the Penguins, together with a 4-of-17 mark within the second half.
At 14-19 and and not using a convention title to their credit score, the Titans are ineligible for the NIT and NCAA Tournament. However, Davis might nonetheless break Maravich’s document if Detroit is invited to a postseason occasion such because the CBI or The Basketball Classic, which permits groups with data under .500 to compete. Detroit competed in The Basketball Classic final season after exiting the Horizon League Tournament with a 14-15 document.
NCAA Division I profession scoring leaders
|Player, faculty||Years (seasons)||Points|
|Pete Maravich, LSU||1967-70 (3)||3,667|
|Antoine Davis, Detroit||2018-23 (5)||3,664|
|Freeman Wiliams, Portland||1974-78 (4)||3,249|
|Chris Clemons, Campbell||2015-19 (4)||3,225|
|Lionel Simmons, La Salle||1986-90 (4)||3,217|
Davis averaged 26.5 factors over the season’s first 22 video games and surpassed Freeman Williams for second on the all-time checklist on Jan. 21. Still, it appeared inconceivable that Davis might catch Maravich, the legendary former LSU guard who has held the document since 1970. Then, he kicked issues up a notch, averaging 34.4 factors over his final 9 video games coming into Thursday to carry the document inside attain.
As Davis’ manufacturing elevated late within the season, the Titans improved, profitable six of 9 video games coming into the quarterfinal matchup. Davis scored 38 factors in Detroit’s 81-68 first spherical victory over Purdue-Fort Wayne on Tuesday, bringing his complete 3,642 factors and giving him a practical probability at surpassing Maravich towards Youngstown State, which had already defeated Detroit twice within the common season.
Maravich set the all-time mark of three,667 factors in 1970 earlier than the arrival of a 3-point line in school basketball and with simply three seasons value of video games since he spent his first season on the college’s freshman group at a time when freshmen weren’t eligible for varsity competitors.
By distinction, that is Davis’ fifth season of school basketball since he was granted a further yr of eligibility as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. But there isn’t any doubt he is among the many sport’s all-time nice scorers. He’s already the NCAA’s all-time chief in made 3-pointers.
Davis is the son of Detroit coach Mike Davis, who was previously the coach of Indiana, UAB and Texas Southern. After final season, Davis entered the switch portal and even launched checklist of faculties he thought to be finalists that included BYU, Georgetown, Kansas State and Maryland. Ultimately, he selected to return to Detroit to cap off his historic profession.