5 March Madness Records That Are Almost Unbreakable

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These longstanding March Madness records are safe – at least for now.

NBA players who scored 60 or more Points in one game

The Kentucky Wildcats look in full mood to shatter records in the 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. While they have all the talent to pile up the coveted perfect 40-0, there are a few records that guys even as talented as these would find it hard to break.

Here they are:

Most Points In A Single Game (61)

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The famous 61-point game that Notre Dame's Austin Carr had against Ohio in 1970 remains the biggest individual points tally in a single game in NCAA history. It has stood for almost 45 years, and it might stay that way for a little while longer because this year's class doesn't quite have the individual attacking talent capable of emulating a scoring tear like Carr's.

 

Most Rebounds In A Single Game (34)

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This year's top big guys are all decent rebounders, but chances are pretty slim they'll break Fred Cohen's 59-year-old record of 34 rebounds in a single game.

 

Most Blocks In A Single Game (11)

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Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns is a dominating inside presence and swats 2.4 shots a game, but with all due respect, it is unimaginable to see him top Shaquille O'Neal's 11 blocked shots record of 1992.

 

Most Assists In A Single Game (18)

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Of all the participating prodigies in March Madness, Notre Dame's Jerian Grant remains the most efficient passer. But even his game leans more around scoring than distribution. Hence, Mark Wade's 18-assist record, which he set in 1987, looks safe for now.  

 

Lowest Seed To Win The National Championship (8th)

The Villanova Wildcats

The Villanova Wildcats won the 1985 NCAA Championship as the eighth seed. A lower seeded team than that has never gone all the way. The top seeds are so loaded with talent this season, it seems highly unlikely that this year's ninth seed, or others below them could spring a series of historical surprises to lift the big trophy on April 6.

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