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Sports List of the Day’s Top 20 NBA Playoffs Posts

1. NBA Finals: Top 20 Players with the Most Championship Rings

2. Players with the Most Triple-Doubles in Playoff History

3. NBA Teams That Have Come Back from 3-1 to Win a Playoff Series

4. NBA Finals: Winners by Seed

5. Top 20 Players Who Have Played in the Most Playoff Games

6. Top 20 Active Playoff Career Points Leaders

7. Top 10 NBA Players Who Never Won a Championship

8. Top 20 Playoff Performances (Points) in NBA History

9. NBA: Most Total Points of All Time (Regular Season + Playoffs)

10. NBA Finals: No. 1 Draft Picks That Have Won an NBA Championship

11. Longest Winning Streaks in NBA Playoff History

12. NBA Finals: Back-to-Back Winners…and Losers

13. Top 10 Most Watched NBA Finals Since 1976

14. Number and Year of NBA Championships Per Team

15. LeBron James’ 20 Highest-Scoring Games (and 10 Highest-Scoring Playoff Games)

16. Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and the Top 20 Players with the Most Points in Playoff History

17. NBA Finals Game 7 Results: All-Time

18. Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and the 20 Greatest Scorers in NBA Playoff History

19. Kobe Bryant and the Most Minutes Played in NBA Playoff History

20. NBA Playoffs All-Time Individual Stats Leaders

NCAA Basketball: Best Statistical Performances – Single Tournament

Michigan's Glen Rice Holds The Single Tournament Record For Points, Field Goals And Three Pointers. The Wolverines Won It All In 1988-89, Too.

Michigan’s Glen Rice Holds The Single Tournament Record For Points, Field Goals And Three Pointers. The Wolverines Won It All In 1988-89, Too.

Let’s take a look at some NCAA Tournament records, team and individual.

Yesterday, Sports List of the Day laid out single game school records. We’ve also checked out which 10 players scored the most points in a single game. Not long before that, all-time individual career records was posted.

How about offensive (and blocks and rebounds) records for one whole tournament?

And how about Glen Rice, who holds three of them, below.

CATEGORY RECORD # GAMES PLAYER SCHOOL SEASON
MOST POINTS 184 6 Glen Rice Michigan 1988-89
HIGHEST SCORING AVERAGE 52.7 3 Austin Carr Notre Dame 1969-70
MOST FIELD GOALS 75 6 Glen Rice Michigan 1988-89
HIGHEST FG PERCENTAGE 78.9% (15-19) 3 Arinze Onuaku Syracuse 2008-09
MOST 3-POINTERS 27 6 Glen Rice Michigan 1988-89
HIGHEST 3P PERCENTAGE 100% (6-6) 4 Ranzino Smith North Carolina 1986-87
MOST FREE THROWS MADE 55 5 Bob Carney Bradley 1953-54
MOST FREE THROWS MADE IN A ROW 35 5 Arthur Lee Stanford 1997-98
MOST REBOUNDS 97 5 Elvin Hayes Houston 1967-68
MOST ASSISTS 61 5 Mark Wade UNLV 1986-87
MOST BLOCKS 29 6 Joakim Noah Florida 2005-06
MOST STEALS 23 6 Mookie Blaylock Oklahoma 1987-88

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The 20 Worst Passing Performances in Super Bowl History

Ben Roethlisberger Had The Worst Passing Game In Super Bowl History

Ben Roethlisberger Had The Worst Passing Game In Super Bowl History (Super Bowl XL)

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos sure laid a huge egg in Super Bowl XLVIII, blasted away by the Seattle Seahawks, 43-8. That 35-point differential is tied for the third biggest blowout in Super Bowl history.

Manning looked bad from the first play, when the hike flew over his head and resulted in a safety.  He followed that up with two interceptions, one for a touchdown, and a fumble. Egad.

But this wasn’t the worst passing performance by a quarterback in Super Bowl history – not even close, in fact – if you use the passer rating statistic as a gauge. It’s not the most viable stat, and some debate its value (while others trump it), but it does attempt to quantify how a QB played overall. And according to passer rating, there’s been a whole lot worse than yesterday’s debacle under center.

Not only that, the Broncos team as a group looked awful – defense, special teams, offense (poor blocking, slippery hands). You can’t lay the egg of blame entirely at Manning’s feet for this one. And Denver sure did look like it gave up in the third quarter.

Meanwhile Manning had 34 completions – the most in a Super Bowl game ever. He threw for 280 yards, averaging 5.7 a pop, and had one passing TD. Many a quarterback had 0 touchdowns in the big game, and another handful had more than two interceptions. How about Rich Gannon with five at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defense?

On top though, or bottom, depending on how you look at it, is another one of those statistical ironies sports fans love – the worst QB performance in a Super Bowl, Ben Roethlisberger‘s 22.6 passer rating in Super Bowl XL, was a win. Only three of the bottom 20 below were (noted with asterisks).

QUARTERBACK
PASSER RATING
COMP / ATT
YDS / TD / INT
SB
TEAM
SCORE
OPPONENT
1.
Ben Roethlisberger
22.6
9/21
123/0/2
XL (40)
Pittsburgh Steelers*
W 21-10
Seattle Seahawks
2.
Craig Morton
34.1
12/26
127/1/3
V (5)
Dallas Cowboys
L 13-16
Baltimore Colts
3.
John Elway
36.8
14/38
257/1/3
XXII (22)
Denver Broncos
L 10-42
Washington Redskins
4.
Johnny Unitas
42.0
11/24
110/0/1
III (3)
Baltimore Colts
L 7-16
New York Jets
5.
Jim Kelly
44.8
28/58
275/2/4
XXVI (26)
Buffalo Bills
L 24-37
Washington Redskins
6.
Joe Theismann
45.3
16/35
243/0/2
XVIII (18)
Washington Redskins
L 9-38
Los Angeles Raiders
7.
Boomer Esiason
46.1
11/25
144/0/1
XXIII (23)
Cincinnati Bengals
L 16-20
San Francisco 49ers
8.
Drew Bledsoe
46.6
25/48
253/2/4
XXXI (31)
New England Patriots
L 21-35
Green Bay Packers
9.
Chris Chandler
47.2
19/35
219/1/3
XXXIII (33)
Atlanta Falcons
L 19-34
Denver Broncos
10.
Norris Weese
47.9
4/10
22/0/0
XII (12)
Denver Broncos
L 10-27
Dallas Cowboys
11.
Rich Gannon
48.9
24/44
272/2/5
XXXVII (37)
Oakland Raiders
L 21-48
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12.
Ron Jaworski
49.3
18/38
291/1/3
XV (15)
Philadelphia Eagles
L 10-27
Oakland Raiders
13.
David Woodley
50.0
4/14
97/1/1
XVII (17)
Miami Dolphins
L 17-27
Washington Redskins
14.
Neil O’Donnell
51.3
28/49
239/1/3
XXX (30)
Pittsburgh Steelers
L 17-27
Dallas Cowboys
15.
Bob Griese
51.7
12/23
134/0/1
VI (6)
Miami Dolphins
L 3-24
Dallas Cowboys
16.
John Elway
51.9
12/22
123/0/1
XXXII (32)
Denver Broncos*
W 31-24
Green Bay Packers
17.
Joe Kapp
52.6
16/25
183/0/2
IV (4)
Minnesota Vikings
L 7-23
Kansas City Chiefs
18.
Fran Tarkenton
52.7
17/35
205/1/2
XI (11)
Minnesota Vikings
L 14-32
Oakland Raiders
19.
Earl Morrall
54.0
7/15
147/0/1
V (5)
Baltimore Colts*
W 16-13
Dallas Cowboys
20.
Stan Humphries
56.1
24/49
275/1/2
XXIX (29)
San Diego Chargers
L 26-49
San Francisco 49ers

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