It used to be that averaging 35 points or more for a season was almost commonplace. In the 31 seasons from 1947-48 (the first season for which the NCAA lists individual statistics) through 1977-78, that mark was attained 20 times by 16 players. But in the 21 years since then, scoring 35 a game has become about as rare as a Rick Majerus fast. Only three players—Bradley's Hersey Hawkins, Loyola-Marymount's Bo Kimble and Kevin Bradshaw of U.S. International—have reached that plateau, and they did it with the benefit of the three-point shot, which was introduced in 1986-87. When the averages are adjusted for three-point inflation, only Bradshaw makes the list of the top single-season scorers.
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