Zach Edey Joins Cincinnati Legend Oscar Robertson With Special NCAA Tournament Feat

Edey is headed to the Final Four like Robertson did during his time at Cincinnati.
Tennessee forward Jonas Aidoo (0) defends Purdue center Zach Edey (15) during the NCAA Tournament
Tennessee forward Jonas Aidoo (0) defends Purdue center Zach Edey (15) during the NCAA Tournament / Brianna Paciorka/News Sentinel / USA

CINCINNATI —  Cincinnati basketball legend Oscar Robertson saw Zach Edey join him in rarefied air in NCAA Tournament history. According to Fox Sports, Edey is now the first player to lead Division I in scoring and make the Final Four since Oscar Robertson in 1960.

The big man posted a career-high 40 points in the Boilermakers Elite 8 win over Tennessee and averaged 25 points per game this season.

Robertson averaged a whopping 33.7 PPG across the 1959-60 before Cincinnati fell in the Final Four.

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