COLUMBUS, OHIO - MARCH 17: Zach Edey #15 of the Purdue Boilermakers dunks against the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights during the first half in the first round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 17, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Purdue’s Edey Wins AP Men’s POY – Purdue‘s abrupt departure from the NCAA tournament hasn’t stopped Zach Edey from continuing to rack up end-of-season awards for his dominant year. The Boilermakers center was named the 2022-23 Associated Press Men’s Basketball Player of the Year after receiving 57 of 58 votes. Purdue earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1996. It came after the team won 29 games and captured the Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles in the same season for the first time in school history. Expectations were high for the Boilermakers going into March Madness, but they went away immediately with a 63-58 loss to Farleigh Dickinson in the first round. They became the second top seed in men’s tournament history to lose to a No. 16 seed. Read more at:  (Adam Wells/Bleacher Report)

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