Detroit Mercy’s senior Antoine Davis entered the Thursday night game against Youngstown State with a chance to get his name in the history books. He needed 26 points to break the NCAA’s basketball scoring record, which has been in possession of LSU’s legend Pete Maravich. Unfortunately for Davis, it wasn’t meant to be as he finished the game with 22 points, leaving him four shy of the 3,668 points mark he needed to reach to jump over Maravich.
Considering that Detroit Mercy Titans suffered a 71-66 loss to Youngstown State, Davis might not receive a second chance to get the record. The Titans have been eliminated from the Horizon League and won’t be considered in NCAA or NIT tournaments due to their poor record (14-19).
Davis now can only hope that Detroit Mercy receives an invite from lower-ranked tournaments like College Basketball Invitational. Games in these tournaments would count towards his college career tally, allowing him to get the record.
“I would love to play in the CBI, NIT, something,” Davis told reporters after the Youngstown game. “Not even for the record, just to go out on a better note.”
Pete Maravich set the NCAA’s basketball scoring record in 1970 after averaging 44.2 per game during three years of college basketball. Maravich, also known as Pistol Pete, went on to become a five-time NBA All-Star and Hall of Famer.