Maravich scored at will
Feb. 7, 1970 - Pete Maravich came into the game against Alabama with two pulled muscles and late in the contest in Tuscaloosa, Ala., he hurt an ankle. Despite the injuries, LSU's senior guard scored 47 points in the second half to finish with 69, setting an NCAA record for most points against a Division I opponent. Maravich broke the record of 68 established by Niagara's Calvin Murphy 14 months earlier.
Pistol Pete fired shots at a machine-gun rate, finishing with 57. He connected on 26 (45.6 percent). On the foul line he was 17-for-21.
After LSU's 106-104 loss, Maravich pursued a fan before being restrained. Press Maravich, LSU's coach and Pete's dad, said the fan had hit Pete on the back.
Maravich's record lasted almost 21 years, until Kevin Bradshaw of U.S. International scored 72 against Loyola Marymount on Jan. 5, 1991.
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