Five days after a series of hard fouls on Detroit Mercy guard Antoine Davis meant to prevent a record 3-point performance riled up Mike Davis, his coach (and father), the UDM guard finally got his record.
Davis made four of his 12 3-point attempts Thursday at Calihan Hall to give him 125 3-pointers on the season, three better than Stephen Curry's previous NCAA freshman record, set at Davidson in 2006-07.
Even better: The Titans (11-18, 8-9 Horizon League) won, topping IUPUI, 87-85, behind 20 points from Davis and 23 from senior guard Josh McFolley.
Davis and McFolley were two of five Titans to score in double figures. Freshman guard Marquis Moore had 10 points and added 10 rebounds for UDM.
There it is! Antoine Davis pours in three-pointer No. 123 to pass Steph Curry for the most single-season three's made by a freshman in NCAA history. #History #MarchMadness 🏀⚔️ pic.twitter.com/Xr8KFhkBdT— Detroit Mercy MBB (@DetroitMBB) March 1, 2019
The Titans will finish their regular-season schedule with a visit from Illinois-Chicago at 4 p.m. Saturday. The Horizon League tournament begins at campus sites on March 5. UDM is tied with Youngstown State and IUPUI for sixth place. The semifinals and final will be at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on March 11-12.
The Titans could face rival Oakland in the first round; the Grizzlies were the team that roughed up Davis on Saturday and caused Mike Davis' outburst.
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Antoine Davis entered Thursday third in the nation in scoring, at 26.3 points a game. Mike Davis has complained that his son doesn't get the same foul calls other top shooters get.
More Horizon League:
Oakland 86, Illinois-Chicago 72: Brad Brechting had 20 points and eight rebounds for the host Golden Grizzlies (14-16, 10-7 Horizon League). The Grizzlies finish their regular-season schedule with a visit from IUPUI on Saturday at 4 p.m.
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