Pete Maravich’s all-time Division I scoring record is officially safe as Detroit Mercy was spurned by CBI

Antoine Davis’ hopes of toppling “Pistol” Pete Maravich’s all-time scoring record, which has stood for more than 50 years since Maravich left LSU in 1970, have officially ended.

The Detroit Mercy standout finishes his college career just four points shy of surpassing Maravich’s record after the Titans didn’t receive an invite to the CBI, officially ending their season.

Davis entered DMU’s Horizon League quarterfinal matchup against Youngstown State needing 26 points to pass Maravich on the all-time scoring list, and he finished with 22 in a loss for the Titans.

Even if Davis had broken Maravich’s record, it’s hard to draw a one-to-one comparison between the two. Davis played five seasons compared to Maravich’s three (freshmen weren’t permitted to play on the varsity team at the time) and the latter played prior to the advent of the three-point line or shot clock.

No one will ever match Maravich’s career, in which he averaged 44.3 points per game — an unbreakable Division I record — and he’ll also be holding onto his all-time scoring record for the foreseeable future.

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