The Player of the Year race is an exciting three-man contest between UConn’s Shabazz Napier, Louisville’s Russ Smith and Cincinnati’s Sean Kilpatrick, who went off for 34 points Thursday when the No. 15 Bearcats beat No. 20 Memphis, 97-84, on Senior Night at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati and Louisville are now tied atop the league at 14-3 with one game to play, and it could come down to a coin flip for the No. 1 seed in next week’s postseason tournament in Memphis.