Creighton’s Doug McDermott will try to be the first member of the 3,000-point club to make some noise in the NCAAs.
Of the other seven members of Club3K, none ever made it to the Sweet 16, which probably isn’t that surprising given what a team game basketball is.
LSU’s Pete Maravich, the all-time leading scorer (3,667 points), never played in the NCAA Tournament, which had fields of 28 and 30 when he played. Neither did Portland State’s Freeman Williams (3,249), Texas Southern’s Harry Kelly (3,066) or Saint Peter’s Keydren Clark (3,058). Mississippi Valley State’s Alphonso Ford (3,165) lost his only NCAA game and Bradley’s Hersey Hawkins (3,008) went 1-2.
Lionel Simmons (3,217) made three trips to the dance. La Salle was a 4-seed when it beat Southern Miss in 1990, but was out 2 days later after losing to Clemson.
McDermott (3,105) and Creighton are a 3-seed in the West."
I’m willing to bet every single NCAA Division I basketball team has at least one senior. Not very many of them have a Kyle Weems. Just ask Creighton.
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