Detroit Mercy’s Antoine Davis falls four points shy of breaking Pete Maravich’s scoring record
Detroit Mercy guard Anthony Davis scored 3,664 points in his own College career“Pistol” is four points shy of tying Pete Maravich’s record of 3,667 points.
Entering Thursday night’s game against Davis Youngstown State Only 26 points are needed to break the Horizon League tournament record.
He scored 22 points in a 71-66 loss, likely ending his career because Detroit Mercy is a long shot. Postseason bid.
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“It’s really special,” Davis said. “Maybe in 20 or 25 years someone is going to do the same thing I did, chase that record, maybe even sooner.
“It’s just a special feeling. I don’t take any of it for granted. I’m grateful for it. Congratulations. I still think I’m the best scorer of my generation. Nobody takes that away from me. can.”
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Davis made two free throws with 0:10 left in the game to get within three points of tying the record, but the graduate student missed his final three-point attempt, more than likely. Preservation of records For Maravich.
“I would love to play CBI, NIT, something,” Davis said. “Not even for the record, just to go out on a better note.”
Mike Davis, Antoine’s father and the Detroit Mercy head coach, said he would consult with his team if they were given a chance to play in the postseason.
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“If they want to play, we’ll play,” the elder Davis said, according to ESPN. “If they don’t want to play, and it’s time to move on, we won’t play.”
Davis scored 3,664 career points over five seasons and 144 games, while Maravich played just three seasons and 83 games in college, and before the three-point line or the shot clock.
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“People would have put an asterisk by his name if he had been broken [the record]” Mike Davis said after the game. “Pistol Pete was in a world of his own and there will never be another Pistol Pete in college basketball. I think there will be no other Antoine like the way he has scored in 144 consecutive games.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report