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30. Bob Kurland, Oklahoma A&M

There weren't any advanced stats in the 1940s. But it's safe to say that Kurland was one of the era's most efficient performers. He averaged 22.8 points as his squad earned national championships in 1945 and 1946 under head coach Henry Iba, the first school to earn consecutive titles. Kurland earned Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors in each year for the Aggies, now known as the Oklahoma State Cowboys. He was such a force above the rim -- he dunked and regularly swatted shots -- that the NCAA created a goaltending rule in response to his dominance. -- Myron Medcalf