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Archie Talley

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Archie Talley, Salem College

As a freshman in 1973, Talley averaged 22.8 ppg. As a sophomore he boosted his average to a league leading 29.4 in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC). During his junior season, Talley was the second leading scoring in the country with 34.9 ppg.

In 1976, Talley tallied four straight 50 point games in one week. After a 25-point outing snapped the streak of 50 point games, Talley finished his career scoring 30 or more points in twelve consecutive games. He connected on 49 percent of his shots from the field and still holds the NAIA single season record for shots attempted and shots made. Talley finished the 1976 season as the nation’s leading scorer with 40.8 ppg. He also set the NAIA record of 1,347 points scored in a single season, this is 34 points shy of Pete Maravich’s NCAA Division I record.

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