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NCAA.com | April 23, 2018

NCAA tournament record for most points scored in a March Madness game by a player

Notre Dame's Austin Carr holds the all-time record for the most points scored in a NCAA tournament game with 61. Here's some classic footage from Carr's record-setting performance. He breaks Bill Bradley's record at around 5:20. Also worth watching are all the different ways Carr scores: bank shots, drives, jumpers, hooks. He has ALL the shots and did this without a 3-point line:

Carr is a also in the record books for scoring 52 points (twice), 47, and 45. Here's the complete list of players who have scored the most points in a NCAA tournament game:

Most points scored by a player in a NCAA tournament game
Points Player Team Year
61 Austin Carr Notre Dame 1970
58 Bill Bradley Princeton 1965
56 Oscar Robertson Cincinnati 1958
52 Austin Carr Notre Dame 1970
52 Austin Carr Notre Dame 1971
50 David Robinson Navy 1987
49 Elvin Hayes Houston 1968
48 Hal Lear Temple 1956
47 Austin Carr Notre Dame 1971
46 Dave Corzine DePaul 1978
45 Bob Houbregs Washington 1953
45 Austin Carr Notre Dame 1970
45 Bo Kimble Loyola Marymount 1990
44 Clyde Lovellette Kansas 1952
44 Rod Thorn West Virginia 1963
44 Dan Issel Kentucky 1970
44 Bill Walton UCLA 1973
44 Hersey Hawkins Bradley 1988
44 Travis Mays Texas 1990
44 Glenn Robinson Purdue 1994