Detroit Mercy’s Antoine Davis unable to catch Pete Maravich in all-time college basketball scoring
DETROIT (AP) — Antoine Davis has ended his pursuit of “Pistol” Pete Maravich’s NCAA scoring record.
The Detroit Mercy guard finished four points shy of breaking Maravich’s mark earlier this month in a loss during the Horizon League Tournament.
While it looked like Davis’ college career was over when the College Basketball Invitational did not extend an invitation to the Titans, he held out hope until Monday that he would get another chance to play, possibly in an inaugural College Hoops Postseason 8.
“I’m upset about it,” Davis said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. “I feel like I got cheated out of something that they can’t ever give back to me. I think it’s selfish — and weird — that people emailed or called the CBI to say we shouldn’t be in the tournament because they didn’t want me to break the record.
“But there’s nothing to hold my head down about.”
The CBI, which started Saturday, posted pictures on its Twitter account of Maravich and Davis shortly after Detroit Mercy lost at Youngstown State and had talks with the school about a potential invitation. Ultimately, the CBI decided not to give the Titans (14-19) an opportunity to pay $27,500 to play in the 16-team tournament.