Thursday night featured two players who found their way into the record books for very different reasons.
John Konchar has been one of the most underrated players in college basketball for his entire career. As a jack-of-all trades wing for Purdue Fort Wayne, he’s been a stat sheet stuffer that impacts the game all over the floor. On Thursday night, he became the first player in college basketball history to amass 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 500 assists and 200 steals.
Konchar is in the midst of a stellar senior campaign to the tune of 19.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.9 steals per game. He’s propelled the Mastodons to third place in the Summit League with a 17-13 record overall and a 9-6 mark in league play.
Elsewhere in the Midwest, Antoine Davis became the most proficient freshman from the three-point line. In a win over IUPUI last night, Davis hit his 124th three-pointer of the season, breaking Steph Curry’s mark for threes made by a freshman. Here’s how he did it:
Antoine Davis hits his second 3-pointer of the night, breaking @StephenCurry30's NCAA freshman single-season 3-point record with his 123rd triple! @marchmadness @espn @CBSSports @JayBilas @si_ncaabb @ESPNAssignDesk pic.twitter.com/NMQLspzvoh— Detroit Mercy Titans (@detroittitans) March 1, 2019
Davis has been among the most electric scorers in the country thanks in part to his long-range marksmanship. At 26 points per game, Davis is third in the country in scoring average. His 125 threes made are second only to Wofford’s Fletcher Magee, who has knocked in 131.