Pete Maravich’s all-time scoring record survives as Detroit Mercy’s Antoine Davis falls short in (potentially) his final game

Pete Maravich’s all-time scoring record, which has stood since 1970, remains intact.

Detroit Mercy’s Antoine Davis mounted quite a challenge to the record this season, and he entered Thursday’s Horizon League Tournament game against Youngstown State just 26 points away from surpassing Maravich’s Division I career scoring record of 3,667 points.

However, Davis finished with 22 points as he battled a shoulder injury, and a three-pointer in the final seconds that would have tied the record came up short in a 71-66 loss that may have ended the Titans’ season and Davis’ career.

Maravich’s record isn’t necessarily safe for good. Detroit Mercy is in contention for a CBI bid, which would give Davis an extra game and an excellent chance of breaking the record. At 14-19 overall with a 9-11 record in league play, an invite is far from guaranteed.

Even then, the Titans would have to pay a $27,500 entrance fee, which isn’t exactly pocket change for a low mid-major program.

Time will tell if Maravich’s record is safe for good. Regardless, it’s worth noting a few things that make his achievement during his playing career even more impressive.

Freshmen were not allowed to play on the varsity team at that time, so Maravich only played three seasons compared to Davis’ four. Maravich also accomplished this feat in the days prior to the invention of the shot clock and three-point line.

Maravich averaged more than 44 points per game over his entire career, a record that will almost certainly never be contested. His college career was one of one, and his all-time scoring record is safe — for now, at least.

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