Los Angeles Times
Detroit Mercy’s Davis falls short of Maravich
Antoine Davis outscored them all — except for “Pistol” Pete.
Detroit Mercy’s star guard finished four points shy of surpassing Pete Maravich as the NCAA career scoring leader Thursday, scoring 22 in a gritty 71-66 loss to Youngstown State in the Horizon League tournament at Youngstown, Ohio.
Davis came in needing 26 points to break Maravich's hallowed mark that has stood for over 50 years. But after picking his fourth foul with 3:36 left, the 6-foot-1 guard didn't drive to the basket and then missed four three-pointers — one of them a wide-open look — in the final two minutes of the intense game.
While disappointed with the loss and falling short of Maravich, Davis felt pride afterward.
“It’s really special,” he said. “Maybe in 20 or 25 years somebody is going to be doing the same thing that I did, chase that record, maybe even sooner than that. It’s just a special feeling. I don’t take any of this for granted at all. I’m thankful for this. Blessed. I still feel like I’m the best scorer of my generation. Nobody can take that from me.”
Unless Detroit Mercy gets an unlikely postseason bid, Davis finishes with 3,664 points in five seasons. Maravich amassed 3,667 points in just three years at Louisiana State, and he did it before there was a three-point line or shot clock.
at No. 1 Houston 83, Wichita State 66:
Jamal Shead scored a career-high 25 points, Marcus Sasser had 24 and the Cougars (28-2, 16-1) rolled over the Shockers (15-14, 8-9) in an American Athletic Conference game.
No. 5 Purdue 63, at Wisconsin 61:
Zach Edey had 17 points and 19 rebounds as the Boilermakers (25-5, 14-5) outlasted the Badgers (16-13, 8-11) at Madison.
Purdue clinched the Big Ten regular-season title earlier in the evening when Illinois beat Michigan in double overtime.