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Antoine Davis becomes Horizon League’s all-time leading scorer



FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Antoine Davis became the Horizon League’s all-time leading scorer, and he helped Detroit Mercy rally late for a 75-66 victory over Purdue Fort Wayne on Thursday night.

Davis finished with 22 points after needing 18 points to surpass Alfredrick Hughes’ conference record of 2,914 points from 1981 to ’85 with Loyola Chicago. Davis is 13th in scoring in NCAA history, trailing Danny Manning (2,951) for 12th.

Davis sank a 3-pointer to give the Titans a 60-58 lead, and then he broke the record with a 3 from the wing on the next possession before drilling a third straight 3 to stretch the lead to 66-60 with 1:40 left.

Davis made five 3-pointers to move into fifth in NCAA history with 454 makes — just four shy of passing JJ Redick for third.

After the game, Horizon League commissioner Julie Roe Lach handed Davis a commemorative ball before he posed for pictures with his coaches and teammates.

Gerald Liddell and Damezi Anderson added 16 points apiece for Detroit Mercy (4-4, 1-0) in the league opener. Before his late makes, Davis was 5-of-20 from the field.

Jarred Godfrey scored 20 points and Bobby Planutis had 18 for Purdue Fort Wayne (4-4, 0-1), which had its 13-game home winning streak snapped.



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