Detroit Mercy guard Antoine Davis scored 3,664 points in his college careerfour points shy of breaking «Pistol» Pete Maravich’s record of 3,667 points.
Davis entered Thursday night’s game against Youngstown State in the Horizon League tournament needing just 26 points to break the record.
He scored 22 points in a 71-66 loss, likely ending his career as Detroit Mercy is a long shot for a postseason offer.
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«It’s really special,» Davis said. «Maybe in 20 or 25 years someone is going to be doing the same thing that I did, chasing that record, maybe even before that.
«It’s just a special feeling. I don’t take any of this for granted. I’m grateful for this. Blessed. I still feel like I’m the best scorer of my generation. No one can take that away from me.» «
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Davis made two free throws with 0:10 seconds left in the game to come within three points of tying the record, but the graduate student missed his last three-point attempt, most likely. keep registry safe for Maravich.
«I’d love to play CBI, NIT, something,» Davis said. «Not even for the record, just to get away with a better grade.»
Mike Davis, Antoine’s father and the Detroit Mercy head coach, said he would consult with his team if they were offered a chance to play in the postseason.
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«If they want to play, we’ll play,» the older Davis said, according to ESPN. «If they don’t want to play and it’s time to move on, we won’t play.»
Davis earned his career-high 3,664 points in five seasons and 144 games, while Maravich played just three seasons and 83 games in college, and before the three-point line or shot clock was in place.
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«People would have put an asterisk next to his name if he had 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 never be another Antoine like he scored in 144 consecutive games.»
Associated Press contributed to this report