So close! Detroit’s Mercy Davies is three points shy of Maravich’s scoring record

Youngstown, Ohio – If that was the ramp for Antoine Davis, it sure was one hell of a ride.

Davis made a spirited run for the all-time college basketball scoring record, but finished with a three-point lead as Detroit Mercy dropped a War of Wills, 71-66, to No. 1-ranked Youngstown State in the Horizon League quarterfinals Thursday night at Beeghly Center.

Davis finished with 22 points. It took 25 to catch Pete Maravich.

Detroit Mercy guard Antoine Davis shoots Youngstown State guard Dwayne Cohill during halftime.

Davis had another look with about 4 seconds left, a double 3 that came off the rim and the clock ran out – perhaps a season-ending Detroit Mercy, and Davis’ historic career.

“At the end of the day, I feel like I’m still the best scorer of my generation in basketball,” Davis said softly, afterwards, standing in a quiet hallway outside the visitors locker room. “Nobody can take that from me.

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