Zach Edey, Trayce Jackson-Davis headline prime 25 performances of season

Following a dominant 77-61 dwelling win over Michigan State again on Jan. 29, Purdue junior Zach Edey — who towers over defenders at 7-foot-4, 300 kilos — was requested how he would go about guarding himself if he have been an opposing coach.

“I have no idea,” Edey replied. 

It’s a easy response, however one shared by coaches throughout the school basketball panorama, together with Hall of Famer Tom Izzo, who merely didn’t have a solution for Edey on that Sunday afternoon in late January.

Edey’s 38-point, 13-rebound efficiency that day was one of the vital dominant particular person outings in a daily season that was stuffed with loads of them. But the place does it rank among the many greatest showings of the 2022-23 marketing campaign?

Here is a breakdown of the highest 25 particular person performances in school basketball this season.

1. Zach Edey, Purdue
Opponent: Michigan State
Date: Jan. 16, 2023
Stats: 32 factors, 17 rebounds

Not solely did Edey put up 32 factors and 17 boards in an important Big Ten matchup in opposition to Michigan State, however he additionally hit the game-winning shot with three seconds remaining to steer the Boilermakers to a 64-63 win on the highway. In doing so, Edey grew to become the one Big Ten participant within the final 25 years with a number of 30-point, 15-rebound video games in the identical season.

Zach Edey hits go-ahead bucket in opposition to Michigan State

Zach Edey scored with three seconds remaining to steer Purdue to a win over Michigan State.

2. Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky
Opponent: Georgia
Date: Jan. 17, 2023
Stats: 37 factors, 24 rebounds, three steals

The reigning nationwide participant of the yr bought off to a sluggish begin this season, however he got here on robust within the second half. With his 37-point, 24-rebound outing in opposition to Georgia, Tshiebwe grew to become the primary participant to report 35-plus factors and 20-plus boards in a sport since Trevion Williams had 36 and 20 in opposition to Michigan on Jan. 9, 2020.

3. Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana
Opponent: Michigan State
Date: Jan. 22, 2023
Stats: 31 factors, 15 rebounds, 5 blocks

Jackson-Davis performed the perfect basketball of his school profession from mid-January via mid-February. That included a 31-point, 15-rebound, five-block, four-assist effort in a victory over Michigan State. In doing so, Jackson-Davis grew to become simply the second Division I participant within the final 15 seasons to report that sort of stat line. It additionally marked the fortieth double-double of his profession.

4. Bryce Hopkins, Providence
Opponent: Marquette
Date: Dec. 20, 2022
Stats: 29 factors, 23 rebounds

Hopkins, who has loved an impressive season with the Friars after spending his freshman yr at Kentucky, put up 29 factors and 23 rebounds in a 103-98 double-overtime win in opposition to Marquette. He grew to become the primary Providence participant since 2010 to report 20-plus factors and 20-plus rebounds in a sport.

5. Zach Edey, Purdue
Opponent: Michigan State
Date: Jan. 29, 2023
Stats: 38 factors, 13 rebounds

As good as Edey was within the first matchup of the season in opposition to Michigan State, he was equally spectacular within the second outing. The newly-minted Big Ten participant of the yr put up 38 factors and 13 rebounds in a dominant 77-61 victory over the Spartans. In doing so, Edey grew to become the primary Purdue participant to have not less than 38 factors, 13 rebounds and three assists in a sport since Glenn Robinson had 41-13-3 vs. Portland again in 1993.

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6. Markquis Nowell, Kansas State
Opponent: Baylor
Date: Jan. 7, 2023
Stats: 32 factors, 14 assists

Nowell helped information Kansas State to a 23-8 report and an 11-7 mark in Big 12 play this season. He scored 36 factors in a highway win at Texas on Jan. 3, after which adopted that up with 32 factors and 14 assists in a highway win at Baylor that very same week. In doing so, Nowell grew to become the primary Wildcat with consecutive 30-point video games since Michael Beasley did it in 4 straight video games from Feb. 23-March 4, 2008.

7. Jalen Hood-Schifino, Indiana
Opponent: Purdue
Date: Feb. 25, 2023
Stats: 35 factors, seven rebounds

Not solely did Hood-Schifino put up a career-high 35 factors on the highway, however he did so in opposition to the Hoosiers’ in-state rival. The standout freshman led IU to an upset over the Boilermakers, turning into the primary Indiana participant to attain 20-plus factors at Mackey Arena since Yogi Farrell scored 21 in January 2015. 

Jalen Hood-Schifino speaks on win over Purdue

Jalen Hood-Schifino speaks on win over Purdue

Jalen Hood-Schifino talked with Jim Jackson about his career-high 35-point night time in Indiana’s win over Purdue earlier this season.

8. Emoni Bates, Eastern Michigan
Opponent: Toledo
Date: Jan. 24, 2023
Stats: 43 factors, seven rebounds

Bates, a former No. 1 recruit popping out of highschool, delivered a jaw-dropping efficiency in opposition to Toledo again in late January, scoring 43 factors, together with 29 straight to shut out the primary half. He established profession highs for factors (43), discipline targets made (15) and 3-pointers made (9), whereas additionally grabbing seven rebounds. Bates’ 43 factors have been probably the most by an Eastern Michigan participant since Ray Lee scored 50 factors in 2017. It marked the ninth-highest level whole scored in a sport at school historical past.

9. Markquis Nowell, Kansas State
Opponent: Texas
Date: Jan. 3, 2023
Stats: 36 factors, 9 assists

Nowell’s 36-point outing in a 116-103 win over Texas on Jan. 3 marked the seventh-highest level whole scored in a Big 12 sport in program historical past. It was the best level whole since Barry Brown dropped 38 factors in opposition to Oklahoma State again in 2018.

10. Zach Edey, Purdue
Opponent: Minnesota
Date: Dec. 4, 2022
Stats: 31 factors 22 rebounds

Edey had a dominant outing in a powerful 89-70 win over Minnesota within the Boilermakers’ Big Ten opener. He recorded 22 rebounds on his personal, whereas Minnesota totaled 21 rebounds as a staff. With that, Edey grew to become the primary major-conference participant to out-rebound an opponent in a league sport since 2009-10.

11. Azuolas Tubelis, Arizona
Opponent: Oregon
Date: Feb. 2, 2023
Stats: 40 factors, 9 rebounds

Tubelis has been a drive for the Wildcats this season, main the Pac-12 in scoring and rebounding. He put up 40 factors in opposition to Oregon on Feb. 2, which was the best level whole by a Wildcat since 1995, when Damon Stoudamire had 40 factors in opposition to Washington State.

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12. Foster Loyer, Davidson
Opponent: Wright State
Date: Nov. 9, 2022
Stats: 38 factors, 11 rebounds, 9 assists

Loyer, who transferred to Davidson from Michigan State in 2021, had a profession sport in opposition to Wright State again in early November. The former Spartan scored 38 factors, grabbed 11 rebounds, and dished out 9 assists within the Wildcats’ 102-97 victory. He grew to become the primary participant since Jermaine Morrow to have not less than 35 factors, 10 rebounds and 9 assists in a sport.

13. Kris Murray, Iowa
Opponent: Georgia Tech
Date: Nov. 29, 2022
Stats: 31 factors, 20 rebounds, 4 assists

Murray put collectively an impressive particular person efficiency in Iowa’s 81-65 win over Georgia Tech. The Hawkeyes junior ahead put up 31 factors, 20 rebounds and 4 assists within the victory. The final Iowa participant to tug down 20 or extra rebounds in a sport was Kris’ brother, Keegan, again on Nov. 16, 2021. Murray’s 20-rebound efficiency marked the twenty fifth time in program historical past that feat was achieved.

14. Drew Pember, UNC Asheville
Opponent: Presbyterian
Date: Jan. 25, 2023
Stats: 48 factors, 12 rebounds

Pember had the highest-scoring whole of any Division I participant in a sport this season, dropping 48 factors in a win over Presbyterian. Pember was 14-of-24 from the sphere and 8-of-10 from 3-point vary, whereas additionally including 12 rebounds within the victory.

15. Jalen Pickett, Penn State
Opponent: Illinois
Date: Feb. 14, 2023
Stats: 41 factors, eight assists

Pickett is the one Big Ten participant to prime the 40-point mark in a sport this season. The Nittany Lions senior guard did so in a powerful 93-81 win over Illinois again on Feb. 14. Pickett hit 15 of his 20 photographs, together with 5-of-9 from 3-point vary, whereas additionally including eight assists within the victory. His 41 factors was the best whole scored by a Penn State participant in a convention sport since they joined the Big Ten.

16. Eric Williams, San Diego
Opponent: Utah State
Date: Nov. 17, 2022
Stats: 43 factors, 13 rebounds

There have been 4 Division I gamers to report a double-double with 40-plus factors this season, and a kind of video games belonged to Williams. A 6-foot-7 senior guard who had earlier stops at Oregon and Duquesne, Williams exploded for 43 factors and 13 boards in an extra time loss to Utah State again on Nov. 17.

17. Morris Udeze, New Mexico
Opponent: Northern Colorado
Date: Nov. 27, 2022
Stats: 33 factors, 14 rebounds

Udeze exploded for 33 factors and 14 rebounds in a win over Northern Colorado. He grew to become the primary participant in New Mexico program historical past to report not less than 33 factors and 14 rebounds in a sport since Ruben Douglas put up 39 factors and 14 rebounds in opposition to Utah again in 2003.

18. Jesse Edwards, Syracuse
Opponent: Wake Forest
Date: March 4, 2023
Stats: 27 factors, 20 rebounds, 5 steals

Edwards celebrated his senior night time with a profession sport, placing up 27 factors and 20 rebounds, to go together with 5 steals and two blocks as Syracuse defeated Wake Forest 72-63 to shut out the common season. Edwards grew to become simply the eleventh participant this season to report a 20-20 stat line.

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19. Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana
Opponent: Illinois
Date: Jan. 19, 2023
Stats: 35 factors, 9 rebounds, 5 assists

Jackson-Davis led Indiana to its first win over Illinois since 2019 and placed on an unbelievable show on each ends of the court docket. The senior ahead hit 15 of 19 photographs from the sphere for 35 factors, whereas additionally grabbing 9 rebounds, 5 assists and three blocked photographs within the victory.

20. Drew Timme, Gonzaga
Opponent: Alabama
Date: Dec. 17, 2022
Stats: 29 factors, 10 rebounds, 4 assists

Timme has loved a storied profession at Gonzaga, however his greatest sport of the 2022-23 season got here in a memorable victory over Alabama again in mid-December. The All-American massive man put up 29 factors, 10 rebounds and 4 assists within the win. Timme has now topped the 25-point, 10-rebound mark 9 occasions in his profession. 

21. Keyonte George, Baylor
Opponent: West Virginia
Date: Jan. 11, 2023
Stats: 32 factors, seven rebounds

George is having fun with a standout freshman season at Baylor and is anticipated to make loads of noise within the NCAA Tournament. His greatest sport of the season got here again in mid-January when he recorded 32 factors, seven rebounds and was 5-of-9 from 3-point vary. He grew to become the primary participant in program historical past to report 30 factors, 5 rebounds and 5 3-pointers made in a sport since Pierre Jackson in 2012.

22. KJ Williams, LSU
Opponent: Wake Forest
Date: Dec. 10, 2022
Stats: 35 factors, 10 rebounds

Williams, who transferred to LSU this offseason after spending the previous 4 years at Wichita State, has been excellent for the Tigers. His 35-point, 10-rebound outing in opposition to Wake Forest marked the thirtieth double-double of his profession.

23. Marcus Sasser, Houston
Opponent: USF
Date: Jan. 11, 2023
Stats: 31 factors, 4 assists

Sasser is the perfect participant on arguably the perfect staff within the nation. The Cougars senior guard had a profession night time in opposition to USF again on Jan. 11, placing up a career-high 31 factors within the win. He scored 25 of his 31 factors within the second half, which accounted for greater than half of the Houston offense.

24. Kendric Davis, Memphis
Opponent: UCF
Date: Jan. 11, 2023
Stats: 42 factors, 5 rebounds, 4 assists

Davis, who transferred to Memphis after spending his freshman yr at TCU, and three years after that at SMU, placed on an offensive present in a 107-104 double-overtime loss to UCF again on Jan. 11. The 6-foot senior guard put up a career-high 42 factors, whereas additionally including 5 rebounds and 4 assists within the sport. His 42-point effort is tied for the fifth-highest level whole in program historical past.

25. Jalen Wilson, Kansas
Opponent: Duke
Date: Nov. 15, 2022
Stats: 25 factors, 11 rebounds, 5 assists

Wilson put up a double-double in opposition to Kentucky within the 2020 Champions Classic, after which adopted that up with a 25-point, 11-rebound outing in opposition to Duke within the 2022 model. He is the primary and solely Kansas participant to report a number of double-doubles within the occasion.

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