Antoine Davis may not be a household name, but he absolutely should be.
Over the last 5 years, he has been doing incredible things at Detroit Mercy.
Davis has never averaged less than 23.9 points in 5 seasons at Detroit Mercy and now finds himself climbing up the career scoring leaderboard in college basketball.
Heading into today’s game against IUPUI, Davis was leading the nation in scoring by more than 2 points.
Today, he made that gap even bigger.
Davis scored 42 points in the Horizon League matchup and passed Freeman Williams for 2nd all-time in career points as he brought his career total to 3274.
With his 2nd consecutive 40-point game, Antoine Davis has moved into 2nd place on the all-time D-I scoring list.
He's now 393 points from tying Pete Maravich's all-time record (3,667). pic.twitter.com/fIh0XmDk8e
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 21, 2023
Incredibly, there is a chance that Davis could reach the top spot on the leaderboard before his college career comes to an end.
The record for most points in a college basketball career is currently held by Pete Maravich, 3667 points, That puts Davis 393 points away from the record.
Right now, Detroit Mercy has 11 games left on their regular season schedule. They will be guaranteed to play one game in the Horizon League tournament at the end of the season.
If those 12 games are all Davis has left of his career, he’d need to average 32.75 points per game to tie Maravich’s record.
Any game the Titans win in their conference tournament will give Davis another opportunity and bring down the necessary average for him to reach Pistol Pete.
Coming into today’s game, Davis was averaging 26.2 points per game for the year.
That means he would have to increase that number by quite a bit the rest of the way to reach the top spot.
While it may seem unlikely, his back-to-back games over 40 points have proven that it is certainly a possibility.