NCAA's greatest hits: Austin Carr's record 61 points in 1970

 

March 29, 2020



Austin Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball.

LSU's Pete Maravich was scoring 40 a night and still No. 1 on the points list. Niagara's Calvin Murphy, Purdue's Rick Mount and St. Bonaventure's Bob Lanier, along with Carr, were others putting up eye-popping numbers.

It wasn't until Carr scored a still-standing NCAA Tournament-record 61 points against Ohio in the first round in 1970 that, in his mind, he started to separate himself.

"At the time it gave me a different status in the basketball world," he told The Associated Press this week. "It...



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