Davis within 25 points of connecting Maravich’s mark
DETROIT– Antoine Davis scored 38 to move within 25 points of tying Pete Maravich’s NCAA record as Detroit Mercy beat Purdue Fort Wayne 81-68 on Tuesday night in the Horizon League tournament.Davis will have another
chance to reach Maravich’s profession scoring record of 3,667 on Thursday when Detroit Mercy (14-18 )deals with No. 1 seed Youngstown State. Davis also made six 3-pointers to move within seven of the NCAA single-season mark of 162 set by Stephen Curry in the 2007-08 season.Davis was 14-of-27 from the field with 8 rebounds, eight assists
and four takes in his last house game at Calihan Hall– where his No. 0 jersey is among 11 retired. Davis was broad open on a breakaway in the closing seconds but decided to pass it to walk-on Tobin Schwannecke for a simple layup before being subbed out to a standing ovation with 1:05 left.Marcus Tankersley added 12 points and Damezi Anderson scored 11 for Detroit Mercy.Davis made a steal and no-look pass to Anderson
in the corner for a 3-pointer to extend the Titans ’cause 55-36 with 11:42 remaining.
Davis ended Purdue Fort Wayne’s 10-0 run with a jumper from the totally free toss line, and he sank a step-back 3-pointer on the next ownership for a 65-48 lead.Bobby Planutis scored 20 points for Purdue Fort Wayne( 17-15). Anthony Roberts scored 15 and Damian Chong Qui included 12 points.