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Edwards Tournament Performance is One for the Ages

 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue junior Carsen Edwards put on a show in the NCAA Tournament that few people have ever witnessed. A closer look at the numbers reveals just how record-breaking it was.

1) Carsen Edwards’ 42 points in the regional final were the fourth most in a regional final in NCAA Tournament history.

44 – Clyde Lovellette, Kansas (1952)
43 – Willie Smith, Missouri (1976)
43 – Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati (1960)
42 – Carsen Edwards, Purdue (2019)
42 – Bo Kimble, Loyola Marymount (1990)

2) Carsen Edwards scored 139 points in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, the most for a player in four or fewer games in the tournament since Bo Kimble had 143 points for Loyola Marymount in 1990. His 139 points were the sixth most in four or fewer NCAA Tournament games in tournament history.

158 – Austin Carr, Notre Dame in 1970 (3 games)
143 – Jerry Chambers, Utah in 1966 (4 games)
143 – Bo Kimble, Loyola Marymount in 1990 (4 games)
141 – Clyde Lovellette, Kansas in 1952 (4 games)
140 – Gail Goodrich, UCLA in 1965 (4 games)
139 – Carsen Edwards, Purdue in 2019 (4 games)
139 – Bob Houbregs, Washington in 1953 (4 games)
128 – Stephen Curry, Davidson in 2008 (4 games)
125 – Austin Carr, Notre Dame in 1971 (3 games)
123 – Don Schlundt, Indiana in 1953 (4 games)

3) Edwards has scored 224 points in 10 NCAA Tournament games, the 10th-most points scored by a player in 10 or fewer NCAA Tournament games.

324 – Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati (1958-60; 10 games)
303 – Bill Bradley, Princeton (1963-65; 9 games)
289 – Austin Carr, Notre Dame (1969-71; 7 games)
275 – Jerry West, West Virginia (1958-60; 9 games)
236 – Sean Elliot, Arizona (1986-89; 10 games)
235 – Gail Goodrich, UCLA (1963-65; 10 games)
235 – Richard Hamilton, Connecticut (1998-99; 10 games)
229 – Tom Gola, La Salle (1954-55; 10 games)
226 – Cazzie Russell, Michigan (1964-66; 9 games)
224 – Carsen Edwards, Purdue (2017-19; 10 games) 

4) Carsen Edwards has now scored 25 or more points in five straight NCAA Tournament games, the fourth-longest streak in NCAA Tournament history.

8 – Jerry West, West Virginia (1959-60)
6 – Adrian Dantley, Notre Dame (1974-76)
6 – Austin Carr, Notre Dame (1970-71)
5 – Carsen Edwards, Purdue (2018-19)
5 – Stephen Curry, Davidson (2007-08)
5 – Glen Rice, Michigan (1989)
5 – Gail Goodrich, UCLA (1964-65)

5) His five career 25-point games in the NCAA Tournament are the 13thmost all-time in NCAA Tournament play.

8 – Elvin Hayes, Houston (1966-68)
8 – Jerry West, West Virginia (1959-60)
7 – Bill Bradley, Princeton (1963-65)
7 – Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati (1958-60)
6 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, UCLA )1967-69)
6 – Austin Carr, Notre Dame (1970-71)
6 – Len Chappell, Wake Forest (1961-62)
6 – Adrian Dantley, Notre Dame (1974-76)
6 – Jerry Lucas, Ohio State (1960-62)
6 – Bob Pettit, LSU (1953-54)
6 – Glen Rice, Michigan (1988-89)
6 – Cazzie Russell, Michigan (1964-66)
5 – Carsen Edwards, Purdue (2017-19)
5 – 7 other players

6) His two career 40-point games in the NCAA Tournament are the third most by a player in NCAA Tournament history.

5 – Austin Carr, Notre Dame (1970-71)
3 – Bill Bradley, Princeton (1963-65)
2 – Carsen Edwards, Purdue (2019)
2 – Gail Goodrich, UCLA (1965)
2 – Bob Houbregs, Washington (1953)
2 – Bo Kimble, Loyola Marymount (1990)
2 – Hal Lear, Temple (1956)
2 – Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati (1958-60)

7) Edwards averaged 34.8 points per game, the eighth-highest scoring average in NCAA Tournament history with a minimum of 3 games.

52.7 PPG – Austin Carr, Notre Dame in 1970
41.7 PPG – Austin Carr, Notre Dame in 1971
35.8 PPG – Jerry Chambers, Utah in 1966
35.8 PPG – Bo Kimble, Loyola Marymount in 1990
35.3 PPG – Clyde Lovellette, Kansas in 1952
35.0 PPG – Jerry West, West Virginia in 1960
35.0 PPG – Gail Goodrich, UCLA in 1965
34.8 PPG – Carsen Edwards, Purdue in 2019
34.8 PPG – Bob Houbregs, Washington in 1953
32.0 PPG – Stephen Curry, Davidson in 2008

8) Edwards made 28 3-pointers in the NCAA Tournament, the most by a player in a single NCAA Tournament in the event’s history. The next closest players that played just four games are Loyola Marymount’s Jeff Fryer (1990) and Davidson’s Stephen Curry (2008) with 23.

28 – Carsen Edwards, Purdue in 2019 (4 games)
27 – Glen Rice, Michigan in 1989 (6 games)
26 – Freddie Banks, UNLV in 1987 (5 games)
24 – Dennis Scott, Georgia Tech in 1990 (5 games)

9) Edwards set a new school record on March 23, 2019, with nine 3-pointers vs. Villanova, then broke the record with 10 against Virginia on March 30, 2019. The 10 3-pointers are the second most in an NCAA Tournament game in tournament history. The 10 3-pointers were the most in a regional round, surpassing the record of eight set by six other players, including Purdue’s Cuonzo Martin in 1994.

11 – Jeff Fryer, Loyola Marymount vs. Michigan (3-18-90; 2nd round)
10 – Carsen Edwards, Purdue vs. Virginia (3-30-19; regional final)
10 – Robert Sullie, Memphis vs. Cal State Northridge (3-19-09; 1st round)
10 – Freddie Banks, UNLV vs. Indiana (3-28-87; national semifinal)
9 – Carsen Edwards, Purdue vs. Villanova (3-23-19; 2nd round)
9 – Seven other players; last by Bryce Alford, UCLA vs. SMU (3-19-15; 2nd round)

10) Carsen Edwards made at least four 3-pointers in five consecutive NCAA Tournament games, the longest streak in NCAA Tournament history.

5 – Carsen Edwards, Purdue (2018-19)
5 – Stephen Curry, Davidson (2007-08)

11) Carsen Edwards’ 38 career NCAA Tournament 3-pointers are the most for a player in tournament history in 10 or fewer games and the eighth most by a player in NCAA Tournament history.

47 – Lee Humphrey, Florida (2004-07; 15 games)
43 – Shelvin Mack, Butler (2009-11; 13 games)
42 – Bobby Hurley, Duke (1990-93; 20 games)
41 – A.J. Abrams, Texas (2006-09; 12 games)
40 – Tony Delk, Kentucky (1993-96; 17 games)
39 – J.J. Redick, Duke (2003-06; 14 games)
39 – Marcus Paige, North Carolina (2013-16; 13 games)
38 – Carsen Edwards, Purdue (2017-19; 10 games) 

12) Carsen Edwards’ 224 NCAA Tournament points are easily the most in Purdue history.

224 – Carsen Edwards, 2017-19 (10 games)
161 – JaJuan Johnson, 2008-11 (10 games)
161 – Joe Barry Carroll, 1977-80 (7 games)
161 – Brian Cardinal, 1997-00 (12 games)

Miscellaneous

  • First player in NCAA Tournament history with multiple games of nine or more 3-pointers.
  • First player with multiple 40-point games in the NCAA Tournament since Loyola Marymount’s Bo Kimble in 1990.
  • Only Austin Carr of Notre Dame (3 in 1970) has more 40-point games in a single NCAA Tournament than Carsen Edwards.
  • Edwards’ three NCAA Tournament games of 30 or more points are the 12th most in NCAA Tournament history.
  • Among players that competed in this year’s NCAA Tournament, Edwards leads all players in career tournament points scored with 224 in 10 games. Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins is next with 145 points in 16 games.