Detroit Mercy’s Antoine Davis falls just short of tying Pete Maravich’s scoring record in Horizon League Tournament loss
Detroit Mercy’s star guard Antoine Davis fell just three points short of tying Pete Maravich’s NCAA career scoring record as his team lost to Youngstown State in the Horizon League tournament on Tuesday night. Davis finished the game with 24 points, bringing his career total to 2,902, just shy of Maravich’s 44-year-old record of 3,667 points.
Despite the disappointment of missing the record, Davis ended his career as the second all-time leading scorer in Division I history, behind only Maravich. He also finished his senior season averaging 22.3 points per game and earning his third consecutive selection to the All-Horizon League First Team.
Davis’s bid for the record was scorned by Youngstown State, who held on for a 71-66 victory over Detroit Mercy in the tournament quarterfinals. The Penguins were led by Naz Bohannon and Darius Quisenberry, who scored 18 points each.
Despite the loss, Davis’s remarkable career at Detroit Mercy will be remembered for his scoring prowess and the excitement he brought to the court. As he prepares for the next step in his basketball journey, he will leave a lasting legacy at the university and in the sport.