Detroit Mercy guard Antoine Davis passed former Portland State star Freeman Williams for second on the NCAA’s all-time scoring list on Saturday as the Titans took on IUPUI. Davis began the game needing 18 points to surpass Freeman’s mark of 3,249 points, reaching that threshold with 7:11 remaining in the first on a 3-pointer to put Detroit ahead 28-24.
A 6-foot-1 guard, Davis is already the NCAA’s all-time leader in made 3-pointers. With 11 regular-season games and at least one Horizon League Tournament game left, Davis will have an outside chance at chasing down Pete Maravich for the all-time scoring record, though it will likely require a dynamite finish to his career.
Maravich has held the all-time record with 3,667 points since 1970. The legendary LSU guard set the mark before the arrival of a 3-point line in college basketball and with just three seasons worth of games since he spent his first season on the school’s freshman team at a time when freshmen weren’t eligible.
NCAA Division I career scoring leaders
Player, school Years Points 1. Pete Maravich, LSU 1967-70 3,667 2. Antoine Davis, Detroit Mercy 2018-23 3,250 3. Freeman Williams, Portland State 1974-78 3,249 4. Chris Clemons, Campbell 2015-19 3,225 5. Lionel Simmons, La Salle 1986-90 3,217
By contrast, this is Davis’ fifth season of college basketball since he was granted an additional year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Davis entered Saturday’s action with 130 career games and an average of 24.9 points per contest.
Entering the game, he needed to average 33.54 points per game over Detroit’s final 13 contests (assuming the Titans played one game in the…
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Author : David Cobb
Publish date : 2023-01-21 18:54:13
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