Year: 1970 and 1971
What was memorable: 61, 52, 45, 52, 26, 47. That’s the number of points Notre Dame's Austin Carr scored in each of his final six NCAA tournament games. Carr is the tourney’s all-time leading scorer in terms of a single-game high (61) and per-game average (41.3).
End result: Unfortunately for Carr, his feats are often forgotten, in part, because his team lost four of those six games. In both 1970 and 1971, Notre Dame lost in its regional semifinal and then lost again in the third-place game, which was abolished in 1982.
Bottom line: Carr was the only player of his era who was in the same stratosphere as Pete Maravich when it came to scoring, and Carr's tournament portfolio is proof of that. No other college player has even topped 50 points in an NCAA tournament game since Carr’s exploits in the early 1970s.