National Collegiate Athletic Association
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Accessed On: 22 March, 2017
Statistics for the Division I Men’s Basketball tournament have been collected since 1939, the first year of the tournament. The dataset includes information about individual statistics of the most outstanding players and their final statistics. Individual rebounds were added in 1951, although team rebounds were not added until 1955. Assists were added in 1984. Blocked shots and steals were added in 1986. Scoring, rebounding, assists, blocked shots and steals are ranked on total number and per-game average; shooting, on percentage. In statistical rankings, the rounding of percentages and/or averages may indicate ties where none exists. In these cases, the numerical order of the rankings is accurate. In 1973, freshmen became eligible to compete on the varsity level.