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Iowa forward Keegan Murray is fourth in the nation with an average of 23.3 points per game.

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Keegan Murray, forward, sophomore, Iowa

There’s a serious argument to be made Iowa’s Murray is the best two-way player in the country. The 6-foot-8 Murray entered the game on March 2, ranked fourth in the nation with an average of 23.3 points. He also shoots 56.1%. Meanwhile, his 8.6 rebounds per contest are third in the Big Ten. He’s averaging 5.6 boards defensively, 1.32 interceptions, and his 56 total blocks rank fourth in the league. As the Hawkeyes went 7-1 through the month of February, Murray averaged 25.9 points, on 58.4% shooting from the field and went from 14 for 32 to 3 points, plus 9 .3 rebounds with an assist of 2.00. report.

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Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji (30) is the Big 12’s leading scorer, averaging 20.1 points per game.

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Ochai Agbaji, guard, senior, Kansas

The progress that Agbaji achieved during his four seasons at Kansas is quite impressive. He’s still the same leader he was when he came to Lawrence. Agbaji went from averaging 8.5 points in 22 games as a rookie to career highs in points (20.1), field goal percentage (49.0), shooting percentage from the field in 3 points (43.1) and rebounds (5.3) in 28 games through March 1 of his senior season. He is the Big 12’s leading scorer, highlighted by a career-high 37 points, on 7 of 12 shooting from beyond the arc, in the Jayhawks’ 94-91 double-overtime home win over the ranked Texas Tech on Jan. 24. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, Agbaji will cross the 1,500 career point mark before the end of the regular season.