DETROIT, FEB. 22 -- Guard Hersey Hawkins scored a career-high 63 points tonight to power the No. 17 Bradley Braves to a 122-107 victory over the University of Detroit.
Hawkins, the leading scorer in Division I with a 34.4 average before the game, also set school and Missouri Valley Conference records with his effort.
The previous conference record was 62 points, set in 1960 by Cincinnati's Oscar Robertson against North Texas State.
Hawkins' performance offset a school-record 49 points by Detroit's Archie Tullos.
Detroit (5-19) took a 23-21 lead with 11:56 left in the first half when Marvin Owens sank a free throw after scoring on a driving layup.
But Hawkins tied the score 13 seconds later on a base-line layup, then grabbed a loose ball in the lane and laid it in at 11:24 to put Bradley (20-4) ahead to stay, 25-23.
Hawkins, who scored 35 points in the first half, also had a game-high 11 rebounds. Donald Powell added 21 points and Anthony Manuel 15.
The 49 points by Tullos, a guard, broke the previous Detroit record of 47, set in 1979 by Terry Duerod against City College of New York. Freshman Darian McKinney added 27 points for the Titans.
According to NCAA records, 10 players have scored 66 or more points. The all-time leader is Furman's Frank Selvy, who scored 100 points in 1954 for Furman.
Paul Arizin of Villanova scored the second-highest total (85) against a non-collegiate team (Philadelphia NAMC) in 1949.
Most recently, Freeman Williams scored 81 points for Portland State in 1978. LSU's Pete Maravich scored 69 points against Alabama in 1970, the highest point total against a Division I team. He also scored 66 against Tulane in 1969.