Pistol Pete Maravich Scores Record 69 for LSU – February 7, 1970
Pistol Pete Maravich broke the NCAA single game scoring record (Breaking Niagra’s Calvin Murphy’s mark of 68 points) as he dumped in 69 points on February 7, 1970. Despite Maravich’s record breaking performance, his LSU team lost the game to Alambama, 106-104.
“The Pistol” was coached by his father Press Maravich for the three seasons that he played for LSU (1967-68 through 1969-70). He was a first team All American all three seasons, while averaging 44.2 points a game.
Jan. 5, 2013, marks the 25th anniversary of the death of the great Pete Maravich, one of the most remarkable athletes in the history of all of sports. In an era when players were only eligible for three years – and there was no three-point shot – Pistol Pete became, and remains, the highest scoring player in the history of college basketball. No one has ever challenged his records and there is no reason to believe anyone ever will. Read more LSUsports.net