Who holds the NCAA men’s college basketball scoring record?

Last season, men’s college basketball nearly had a new all-time leading scorer.

Antoine Davis of Detroit Mercy totaled 3,664 points in his collegiate career, finishing just three points shy of the Division I scoring record that has stood for more than 50 years.

Let’s take a look at college basketball’s top 15 all-time scoring leaders and find out who holds the No. 1 spot.

15. Elvin Hayes, Houston: 2,884 points | 1965-1968

As a senior, Hayes averaged 36.8 points and 18.9 rebounds despite playing without a three-point line or shot clock. He led Houston to the Final Four in 1967, but the Cougars lost to Lew Alcindor and the UCLA Bruins. The following year, the rematch between Hayes and Alcindor became the first nationally televised college basketball game. Known as the “Game of the Century,” Houston snapped UCLA’s 47-game winning streak as Hayes posted 39 points and 15 rebounds while holding Alcindor to 15 points. Hayes was named the consensus Player of the Year, and the San Diego Rockets selected him No. 1 overall in the 1968 NBA Draft. Hayes went on to become a Hall-of-Famer, NBA champion and 12-time All-Star. Hayes also ranks No. 14 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with 27,313 points, making him the only player to crack the top-15 on both the NBA and NCAA all-time scoring lists.

14. Alfredrick Hughes, Loyola: 2,906 points | 1982-1985

Hughes was a three-time Horizon League Player of the Year, averaging 24.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals (while shooting 46% from the field) over the course of his four-year run at Loyola. He was named an All-American as a senior in 1985, averaging 26.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals while shooting 48.4% from the field. Hughes was selected No. 14 overall in the 1985 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs. After one season in the NBA, he played overseas and in the Continental Basketball Association. Loyola retired his No. 21 jersey.

13. Danny Manning, Kansas: 2,951 points | 1984-1988

Manning is widely regarded as one of the all-time great college basketball players, as he put up monster numbers and his production translated to team success. Throughout Manning’s four years with the Jayhawks, he averaged 20.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.4 blocks, while shooting 59.3% from the field. As a senior, he led Kansas to a national championship and was named Player of the Year, as well as the Final Four Most Outstanding Player. After leaving Kansas, Manning was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. He would play 15 seasons in the NBA, becoming a two-time All-Star and Sixth-Man-of-the-Year winner. Manning is currently the head coach at Louisville.

12. Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati: 2,973 points | 1957-1960

Before Robertson was racking up triple-doubles in the NBA, he filled the stat sheet at Cincinnati. Over the course of his three-year collegiate career, Robertson averaged 33.8 points, 15.2 rebounds and 7.1 assists while shooting 53.5% from the…

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