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AUSTIN CARR


Class 1971
Bio
  • Inducted into the Purcell Pavilion Ring of Honor on February 28, 2011
  • The lower level concourse of the Joyce Center was renamed the Austin Carr Concourse on the same date, February 28, 2011
  • Still holds the school career scoring marks for points (2,560) and average (34.6)
  • Led his Irish teams to a 34-6 (.850) mark at home and helped begin a list of upsets for which Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center has become famous for throughout the years
  • The first, and one of the most celebrated upsets to occur inside the building, took place on January 23, 1971 when Carr scored 46 points in an 89-82 win over top-ranked UCLA
  • The Bruins entered the contest that day riding a 19-game win streak and had defeated 48 straight non-conference opponents
  • UCLA went on to finish the season 29-1 and won its fifth consecutive national crown.
  • In 74 career outings, Carr failed to score in double figures on just two occasions
  • Inducted into the National College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007, he was a consensus All-American as a senior in ’71 and was named the national player of the year by both Associated Press and United Press International
  • As junior and senior, Carr ranked second nationally in scoring with averages of 38.1 and 37.9, respectively
  • At the time of his graduation, he held 33 different Notre Dame records for scoring and field goals, 25 of which still stand today
  • Carr ranks as the greatest scorer in NCAA tournament history with a 41.3 career scoring average
  • His single-game record 61-point effort against Ohio University in a first-round NCAA tournament game still stands
  • He recorded 22 double-doubles during his career and scored 20 or more points in each game during his junior and senior seasons — 58 straight contests — and in 70 of 74 career games