Morehead State's Kenneth Faried repeated as the Ohio Valley Conference's player of the year and defensive player of the year. The senior center won the defensive player award for a third straight season and also headlines the All-OVC team released Tuesday.
University Heights graduate Tyshwan Edmondson, who plays for Austin Peay, was also named to the OVC's first team and was chosen as the conference's newcomer of the year.
Murray State's Billy Kennedy repeated as the OVC coach of the year after his Racers won a 22nd regular-season title. The Racers are the No. 1 seed in the tournament starting Wednesday in Nashville.
Morehead State's Chynna Bozeman was named the Ohio Valley Conference's player of the year.
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Tennessee Tech's Tacarra Hayes and Tennessee-Martin's Jasmine Newsome shared the league's honor for defensive player of the year. Hayes, who was also named to the OVC's first team, starred in high school at Marion County.
Austin Peay's Whitney Hanley, a Bullitt East graduate, was named to the second team along with Eastern Kentucky's Alex Jones, a former Elizabethtown standout.
No. 6 Purdue 75, Illinois 67: JaJuan Johnson scored 23 points and fellow senior E'Twaun Moore added 18 to lead the Boilermakers in their home finale.
Purdue (25-5, 14-3) finished with a 16-0 record at Mackey Arena and remained in contention for the Big Ten title. Purdue avoided a letdown after Sunday's 20-point win at Michigan State.
D.J. Byrd added a career-high 16 points and Ryne Smith had a career-high nine rebounds for the Boilermakers, who overcame a 13-point deficit to win their seventh straight.
Nebraska 69, No. 22 Missouri 58: Lance Jeter scored 16 points, and Nebraska used a 17-2 second-half run to pull away from the visiting Tigers.
It was the last regular-season Big 12 home game for Nebraska (19-10, 7-8), which moves to the Big Ten next season.
The Tigers (22-8, 8-7) dropped to 1-7 in Big 12 road games and had a dent put in their hopes to finish in the top four in the conference and earn a bye in the first round of next week's league tournament.
The Huskers won for the first time in five regular-season meetings with Missouri and denied Coach Mike Anderson his 200th career win.
No. 1 Ohio St. 82, Penn St. 61: Jon Diebler had career highs of 30 points and 10 three-pointers and Ohio State clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title. Talor Battle scored 18 for host Penn State.
BYU player dismissed
BYU's dreams of a deep run in the NCAA Tournament may have taken a major blow Tuesday when the third-ranked Cougars dismissed starting forward Brandon Davies from the team for the remainder of the season.
The school cited a violation of the school's honor code in announcing the move Tuesday evening.
Davies, who grew up in Provo, had started 26 of 29 games for the Cougars and averaged 11.1 points and a team-leading 6.2 rebounds.
The 6-foot-9 sophomore was instrumental in helping contain San Diego State's forwards in the Cougars' 80-67 victory over then-No. 6 San Diego State on Saturday.
The win vaulted BYU to No. 3 in the latest Associated Press poll as the Cougars improved to 27-2 overall (13-1 Mountain West).