Iowa’s Twitter post included a quote from Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.
“I believe Luka Garza is the (National) Player of the Year,” McCaffery said. “The consistency of productivity, considering the quality of teams in our league and the quality of big guy that he's doing it (against), I think, is what separates him."
Toppin and Garza are the favorites in the Associated Press National Player of the Year race, one of several awards honoring the nation’s best player, according to SportsBetting.ag.
Here are the website’s latest odds: Toppin (+250); Garza (+350); Devon Dotson, Kansas (+700); Myles Powell, Seton Hall (+700); Markus Howard, Marquette (+1000); Malachi Flynn, San Diego State (+1000); Peyton Pritchard, Oregon (+1000); Anthony Cowan, Maryland (+1200); Cassius Winston, Michigan State (+1200); Jared Butler, Baylor (+1200); Jordan Nwora, Louisville (+1200); and Filip Petrusev, Gonzaga (+1600).
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The same website has Dayton has Dayton with the fourth-best odds to win the NCAA championship: Kansas +500; Gonzaga +700; Baylor +900; Dayton +1000; Duke +1200; Kentucky +1200; Michigan State +1400; San Diego State +1400.