12. Austin Carr, Notre Dame
Though he never quite led Notre Dame to the highest heights, Austin Carr is the most prolific scorer in March Madness history. Carr scored 45 points in one tournament game… and it was his second worst scoring output ever. He also had games of 47, 52, 52, and 61. His 61 points are the most ever in a Division I tournament game, and he has three of the five highest scoring games all time along with the most field goal attempts in a game with 44.
Carr’s 158 points is the seventh most in a tournament all time — and he did it in just three games, versus five or six for everyone ahead of him. His 52.7 points per game in 1970 is the highest average all time, and his 41.7 the next season are second best. If only Carr’s teammates had been as prolific, too.