Detroit Mercy guard Antoine Davis scored 3,664 factors in his faculty profession, 4 factors shy of breaking “Pistol” Pete Maravich’s report of three,667 factors.
Davis entered Thursday evening’s recreation towards Youngstown State within the Horizon League match needing simply 26 factors to interrupt the report.
He scored 22 factors in a 71-66 loss, seemingly ending his profession as Detroit Mercy is a protracted shot for a postseason bid.
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“It’s actually particular,” Davis stated. “Maybe in 20 or 25 years any individual goes to be doing the identical factor that I did, chase that report, perhaps even earlier than that.
“It’s only a particular feeling. I don’t take any of this with no consideration in any respect. I’m grateful for this. Blessed. I nonetheless really feel like I’m the most effective scorer of my era. Nobody can take that from me.”
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Davis made two free throws with 0:10 seconds remaining within the recreation to get inside three factors of tying the report, however the graduate scholar missed his closing three-point try, greater than seemingly maintaining the report protected for Maravich.
“I might like to play within the CBI, NIT, one thing,” Davis stated. “Not even for the report, simply to exit on a greater be aware.”
Mike Davis, Antoine’s father and head coach at Detroit Mercy, stated he would seek the advice of together with his staff in the event that they have been supplied an opportunity at postseason play.
“If they need to play, we’ll play,” the elder Davis stated, in line with ESPN. “If they do not need to play, and it is time to transfer on, we can’t play.”
Davis received his 3,664 profession factors in 5 seasons and 144 video games, whereas Maravich performed simply three seasons and 83 video games in faculty, and earlier than the three-point line or shot clock was in place.
“People would have put an asterisk by his title if he would’ve damaged [the record],” Mike Davis stated after the sport. “Pistol Pete was in a world of his personal and there’ll by no means be one other Pistol Pete in faculty basketball. I feel there’ll by no means be one other Antoine the way in which he scored in 144 consecutive video games.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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