The recognition just keeps pouring in for Dayton following a historic 29-2 season in which the Flyers finished No. 3 in the AP Top 25 poll and emerged as national champions from a Sportsline simulation of the now-canceled 2020 NCAA Tournament. On Tuesday, the Associated Press announced Obi Toppin as its men's college basketball Player of the Year and Anthony Grant as its Coach of the Year.
Toppin won the honor by receiving 34 of 65 possible votes. Iowa center Luka Garza finished second with 24 votes while Marquette guard Markus Howard, Kansas center Udoka Azuibuike and Oregon guard Payton Pritchard split the remaining seven votes.