NCAA Tournament Yearly Scoring Leaders (By Most Points)
(Complete through 2013 Tournament)
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YearPlayer, InstitutionGamesFGFTPointsAvg.
2013 Russ Smith, Louisville 6 42 39 134 22.3
2012 Thomas Robinson, Kansas 6 36 27 100 16.7
2011 Kemba Walker, Connecticut 6 43 44 141 23.5
2010 Kyle Singler, Duke 6 35 24 108 18.0
2009 Wayne Ellington, North Carolina 6 44 10 115 19.2
2008 Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis 6 42 51 140 23.3
2007 Ron Lewis, Ohio State 6 34 38 108 18.0
2006 Joakim Noah, Florida 6 33 31 97 16.2
Glen Davis, LSU 5 33 30 97 19.4
2005 Sean May, North Carolina 6 52 30 134 22.3
2004 Ben Gordon, Connecticut 6 37 39 127 21.2
2003 Dahntay Jones, Duke 3 25 16 74 24.7
2002 Caron Butler, Connecticut 4 32 34 106 26.5
2001 Jason Williams, Duke 6 52 27 154 25.7
2000 Morris Peterson, Michigan State 6 35 20 105 17.5
1999 Richard Hamilton, Connecticut 6 56 26 145 24.2
1998 Michael Doleac, Utah 6 34 45 115 19.2
1997 Miles Simon, Arizona 6 42 38 132 22.0
1996 John Wallace, Syracuse 6 47 30 131 21.8
1995 Corliss Williamson, Arkansas 6 49 27 125 20.8
1994 Khalid Reeves, Arizona 5 45 39 137 27.4
1993 Donald Williams, North Carolina 6 40 16 118 19.7
1992 Christian Laettner, Duke 6 39 30 115 19.2
1991 Christian Laettner, Duke 6 37 49 125 20.8
1990 Dennis Scott, Georgia Tech 5 51 27 153 30.6
1989 Glen Rice, Michigan 6 75 7 184 30.7
1988 Danny Manning, Kansas 6 69 23 163 27.2
1987 Steve Alford, Indiana 6 42 33 138 23.0
Rony Seikaly, Syracuse 6 87 32 138 23.0
1986 Johnny Dawkins, Duke 6 66 21 153 25.5
1985 Chris Mullin, St. John's 5 39 32 110 22.0
1984 Roosevelt Chapman, Dayton 4 35 35 105 26.3
1983 Derek Wittenburg, NC State 6 47 26 120 20.0
1982 Rob Williams, Houston 5 30 28 88 17.6
1981 Al Wood, North Carolina 5 44 21 109 21.8
1970 Austin Carr, Notre Dame 3 68 22 158 52.7
1980 Joe Barry Carroll, Purdue 6 63 32 158 26.3
1979 Tony Price, Pennsylvania 6 58 26 142 23.7
1978 Mike Gminski, Duke 5 45 23 109 21.8
1977 Cedric Maxwell, UNC Charlotte 5 39 45 123 24.6
1976 Scott May, Indiana 5 45 23 113 22.6
1975 Jim Lee, Syracuse 5 51 17 119 23.8
1974 David Thompson, North Carolina St 4 38 21 97 24.3
1973 Ernie Digregorio, Providence 5 59 10 128 25.6
1972 Jim Price, Louisville 4 41 21 103 25.8
1971 * - Vacated (See Below)
1969 Rick Mount, Purdue 4 49 24 122 30.5
1968 Elvin Hayes, Houston 5 70 27 167 33.4
1967 Elvin Hayes, Houston 5 57 14 128 25.6
1966 Jerry Chambers, Utah 4 55 33 143 35.8
1965 Bill Bradley, Princeton 5 65 47 177 35.4
1964 Jeff Mullins, Duke 4 50 16 116 29.0
1963 Jerry Harkness, Loyola-Chicago 5 41 24 106 21.2
1962 Len Chappell, Wake Forest 5 45 44 134 26.8
1961 Billy McGill, Utah 4 49 21 119 29.8
1960 Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati 4 47 28 122 30.5
1959 Jerry West, West Virginia 5 57 46 160 32.0
1958 Elgin Baylor, Seattle 5 48 39 135 27.0
1957 Len Rosenbluth, North Carolina 5 53 34 140 28.0
1956 Hal Lear, Temple 5 63 34 160 32.0
1955 Bill Russell, San Francisco 5 49 20 118 23.6
1954 Tom Gola, La Salle 5 38 38 114 22.8
1953 Bob Houbregs, Washington 4 57 25 139 34.8
1952 Clyde Lovellette, Kansas 4 53 35 141 35.3
1951 Don Sunderlage, Illinois 4 28 27 83 20.8
1950 Sam Ranzino, North Carolina State 3 25 25 75 25.0
1949 Alex Groza, Kentucky 3 31 20 82 27.3
1948 Alex Groza, Kentucky 3 23 8 54 18.0
1947 George Kaftan, Holy Cross 3 25 13 63 21.0
1946 Bob Kurland, Oklahoma State 3 28 16 72 24.0
1945 Bob Kurland, Oklahoma State 3 30 5 65 21.7
1944 Aud Brindley, Dartmouth 3 24 4 52 17.3
1943 John Hargis, Texas 2 21 17 59 29.5
1942 Jim Pollard, Stanford 2 19 5 43 21.5
Chet Palmer, Rice 2 20 3 43 21.5
1941 John Adams, Arkansas 2 21 6 48 24.0
1940 Howard Engelman, Kansas 3 18 3 39 13.0
1939 Jim Hull, Ohio State 3 22 14 58 19.3
Note: The tournament's leading scorer was Jim McDaniels of Western Kentucky (147 points). However, student-athletes representing that institution were declared ineligible subsequent to the tournament and the NCAA ordered the team's and its players' records deleted.
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