McDermott was named the AP's mens college basketball player of the year, collecting 64 out of 65 first-place votes. The margin was the largest in the history of the award, which dates back to 1960-61. Louisville guard Russ Smith received the only other first-place vote. McDermott, a three-time first-team All-America, led the nation in scoring with 26.9 points per game on 52.6% shooting, and 44.9% from three-point range. He also averaged seven rebounds per game while leading Creighton to a second-place finish in the Big East and a round of 32 appearance in the NCAA tournament.
DAVIS: Three questions for each Final Four matchup Marshall was named AP coach of the year. He led Wichita State to an undefeated regular season record of 34-0, and saw his team become the first in 33 years to enter the NCAA tournament undefeated. The Shockers were upset in the round of 32 by No. 8-seed Kentucky.