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59. Elvin Hayes in '68

The numbers, when you think about it, are still stunning, even four and a half decades later. In 1968, The Big E recorded 167 points and 97 rebounds in five games for Houston, including a 49-point, 27-rebound game to beat Loyola of Chicago in the Midwest Regional. The Cougars made it to the Final Four but didn't win there, running into Lew Alcindor and UCLA yet again in the semifinals before falling to Ohio State in the consolation game. Despite his incredible individual run, Hayes didn't even make the Final Four all-tournament team, another head-shaker for one of the best players to never win a title. -- Robbi Pickeral