NCAA Tournament History

NCAA Tournament History Index

Individual records - single tournament

(Three-game minimum)

Most Points

  • 184, Glen Rice, Michigan, 1989 (6 games)
  • 177, Bill Bradley, Princeton, 1965 (5)
  • 167, Elvin Hayes, Houston, 1968 (5)
  • 163, Danny Manning, Kansas, 1988 (6)
  • 160, Hal Lear, Temple, 1956 (5)
  • 160, Jerry West, West Virginia, 1959 (6)

Highest Scoring Average

  • 52.7 (158 points in 3 games), Austin Carr, Notre Dame, 1970
  • 41.7 (125 in 3), Austin Carr, Notre Dame, 1971
  • 35.8 (143 in 4), Jerry Chambers, Utah, 1966
  • 35.8 (143 in 4), Bo Kimble, Loyola Marymount, 1990
  • 35.4 (177 in 5), Bill Bradley, Princeton, 1965
  • 35.3 (141 in 4), Clyde Lovellette, Kansas, 1952
  • 35.0 (140 in 4), Gail Goodrich, UCLA, 1965
  • 35.0 (105 in 3), Jerry West, West Virginia, 1960

Most Field Goals

  • 75, Glen Rice, Michigan, 1989 (6 games)
  • 70, Elvin Hayes, Houston, 1968 (5)
  • 69, Danny Manning, Kansas, 1988 (6)
  • 68, Austin Carr, Notre Dame, 1970 (3)
  • 66, Johnny Dawkins, Duke, 1986 (6)
  • 65, Bill Bradley, Princeton, 1965 (5)

Most Field-Goal Attempts

  • 138, Jim McDaniels, Western Kentucky, 1971 (5 games)
  • 137, Elvin Hayes, Houston, 1968 (5)
  • 131, Glen Rice, Michigan, 1989 (6)
  • 125, Danny Manning, Kansas, 1988 (6)
  • 124, Lennie Rosenbluth, North Carolina, 1957 (5)
  • 121, Ernie DiGregorio, Providence, 1973 (5)
  • 121, Bo Kimble, Loyola Marymount, 1990 (4)

Highest Field-Goal Percentage (Min. 5 FGM per game)

  • 78.9% (15-19), Arinze Onuaku, Syracuse, 2009 (3 games)
  • 78.8% (26-33), Christian Laettner, Duke, 1989 (5)
  • 78.6% (22-28), Heyward Dotson, Columbia, 1968 (3)
  • 78.0% (32-41), Kevin Gamble, Iowa, 1987 (4)
  • 77.1% (27-35), Mark Dressler, Missouri, 1980 (3)
  • 76.9% (20-26), Robert Werdann, St. John's, 1991 (4)
  • 76.9% (20-26), Shavlik Randolph, Duke, 2004 (5)
  • 76.5% (26-34), Alex Gilbert, Indiana State, 1979 (5)
  • 76.3% (29-38), Kelvin Johnson, Richmond, 1984 (3)
  • 76.3% (45-59), Bill Walton, UCLA, 1973 (4)

Most 3-Point Field Goals

  • 27, Glen Rice, Michigan, 1989 (6 games)
  • 26, Freddie Banks, UNLV, 1987 (5)
  • 24, Dennis Scott, Georgia Tech, 1990 (5)
  • 23, Jeff Fryer, Loyola Marymount, 1990 (4)
  • 23, Jason Williams, Duke, 2001 (6)
  • 23, Luther Head, Illinois, 2005 (6)
  • 23, Lee Humphrey, Florida, 2007 (6)
  • 23, Stephen Curry, Davidson, 2008 (4)

Most 3-Point Field-Goal Attempts

  • 66, Jason Williams, Duke, 2001 (6 games)
  • 65, Freddie Banks, UNLV, 1987 (5)
  • 58, Luther Head, Illinois, 2005 (6)
  • 55, Jeff Fryer, Loyola Marymount, 1990 (4)
  • 54, Dennis Scott, Georgia Tech, 1990 (5)

Highest 3-Point Field-Goal Percentage (Min. 1.5 3FGM per game)

  • 100% (6-6), Ranzino Smith, North Carolina, 1987 (4 games)
  • 85.7% (6-7), Mike Chappell, Duke, 1998 (4)
  • 81.8% (9-11), Brandon Rush, Kansas, 2007 (4)
  • 80.0% (8-10), John Crotty, Virginia, 1989 (4)
  • 77.8% (7-9), Corey Williams, Oklahoma State, 1992 (3)

Most Free Throws Made

  • 55, Bob Carney, Bradley, 1954 (5 games)
  • 49, Don Schlundt, Indiana, 1953 (4)
  • 49, Christian Leattner, Duke, 1991 (6)
  • 47, Bill Bradley, Princeton, 1965 (5)
  • 46, Jerry West, West Virginia, 1959 (5)

Most Free-Throw Attempts

  • 71, Jerry West, West Virginia, 1959 (5 games)
  • 70, Bob Carney, Bradley, 1954 (5)
  • 63, Don Schlundt, Indiana, 1953 (4)
  • 63, Chris Doublas-Roberts, Memphis, 2008 (6)
  • 62, Len Chappell, Wake Forest, 1962 (5)
  • 62, Wilt Chamberlain, Kansas, 1957 (4)

Most Free Throws Without a Miss

  • 35-35, Arthur Lee, Stanford, 1998 (5 games)
  • 23-23, Richard Morgan, Virginia, 1989 (4 games)
  • 21-21, Keith Van Horn, Utah, 1997 (4)
  • 20-20, Shammond Williams, North Carolina, 1998 (5)
  • 18-18, Harley Swift, East Tennessee St., 1968 (3)
  • 18-18, Mike Vreeswyk, Temple, 1988 (4)

Most Rebounds

  • 97, Elvin Hayes, Houston, 1968 (5 games)
  • 93, Artis Gilmore, Jacksonville, 1970 (5)
  • 91, Elgin Baylor, Seattle, 1958 (5)
  • 90, Sam Lacey, New Mexico State, 1970 (5)
  • 86, Len Chappell, Wake Forest, 1962 (5)

Highest Rebound Average (Min. 3 games)

  • 23.3 (70 rebounds in 3 games), Nate Thurmond, Bowling Green, 1963
  • 21.7 (65 in 3), Howard Jolliff, Ohio, 1960
  • 19.4 (97 in 5), Elvin Hayes, Houston, 1968
  • 19.3 (77 in 4), John Green, Michigan State, 1957
  • 19.0 (57 in 3), Paul Silas, Creighton, 1964

Most Assists

  • 61, Mark Wade, UNLV, 1987 (5 games)
  • 56, Rumeal Robinson, Michigan, 1989 (6)
  • 51, T.J. Ford, Texas, 2003 (5)
  • 50, Deron Williams, Illinois, 2005 (6)
  • 49, Sherman Douglas, Syracuse, 1987 (6)

Most Blocked Shots

  • 29, Joakim Noah, Florida, 2006 (6 games)
  • 24, Loren Woods, Arizona, 2001 (6 games)
  • 23, David Robinson, Navy, 1986 (4)
  • 21, Ken Johnson, Ohio State, 1999 (5)
  • 21, Kevin Love, UCLA, 2008 (5)
  • 20, Tim Perry, Temple, 1988 (4)

Most Steals

  • 23, Mookie Blaylock, Oklahoma, 1988 (6 games)
  • 19, Mike Kelley, Wisconsin, 2000 (5)
  • 18, Tommy Amaker, Duke, 1986 (6)
  • 18, Mark Wade, UNLV, 1987 (5)
  • 18, Lee Mayberry, Arkansas, 1990 (5)

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