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Where does Zach Edey's eye-popping year rank among state's most dominant D-1 seasons ever?

Zach Edey is having a season for the ages. And his personal trophy case is filling up. This year's only unanimous first-team AP All-American has already pocketed a few player of the year awards, with more on the way.

He's been an unstoppable force, carrying Purdue to a sweep of the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles and a No. 1 seed in this week's NCAA tournament.

Edey is averaged 22.3 points and 12.8 rebounds this season and his 26 double-doubles are most in the country.

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Here are some other notes from Chris Forman, Purdue men's basketball's sports information director:

● Edey is one of just two Big Ten players in league history to have at least 700 points and 400 rebounds in a season.

● Edey is close to becoming the first player in NCAA history with 750 points, 450 rebounds, 50 blocks and 50 assists in a season (assists became an official NCAA statistic in 1983-84). ● Edey's eight games of 30 points and 10 rebounds are the most for a major-college player in the past 20 years, surpassing Blake Griffin’s and Kevin Durant’s seven games of 30 and 10.● Edey became the second player in Big Ten history and first since Ohio State's Gary Bradds in 1963-64 to lead the league in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage, and he is one of nine players (Blake Griffin, Ike Diogu, Antawn Jamison, Tim Duncan, Shaquille O'Neal, Bill Walton, Lew Alcindor, Gary Bradds) to lead a major-college conference in all three categories in NCAA history.

So yeah, historically dominant.

Which got us thinking, how does it compare to other all-time seasons in Indiana major college basketball history? This state has seen its share of brilliance. So much so, we're definitely missing players you think belong on this list, and we're sure you'll test us politely about it at matthew.glenesk@indystar.com.

*Note: We took postseason success into account. So these aren't just stat chasers.

Don Schlundt, IU (1953)

Don Schlundt, Indiana University center in 1955.
Don Schlundt, Indiana University center in 1955.

As a sophomore, the 6-10 Schlundt averaged 25.4 points a game and scored nearly 200 more points than his closest competitor (Paul Ebert, Ohio State, 661-477). He added 8.5 rebounds per game, too, and led the Hoosiers to the 1953 national championship with four wins in six days. He scored 23 points in a two-point win over DePaul, then set a Chicago Stadium record with 41 points in a win over Notre Dame. He added 29 in IU's semifinal win over LSU and then scored 30 in the Hoosiers' 69-68 national title win over Kansas.

A three-time All-American, he held IU's scoring record for 32 years, before Steve Alford broke it.

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Rick Mount, Purdue (1970)

Purdue's all-time leading scorer, Mount broke Don Schlundt's Big Ten scoring mark and holds the conference scoring average record with 32.3 ppg. He scored 53 points twice and his 61 points against Iowa on Feb. 28, 1970 was an NCAA record at the time and remains a Big Ten record. If the 3-point line had been around, he would have scored 74.

He finished behind Lew Alcindor (UCLA) and Pete Maravich (LSU) in national player of the year honors.

Austin Carr, Notre Dame (1971)

FILE - This is a January 1970 file photo showing Notre Dame college basketball player Austin Carr. Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball. LSU's Pete Maravich, still No. 1 on the all-time points list, was scoring 40 a night. Niagara's Calvin Murphy, Purdue's Rick Mount and St. Bonaventure's Bob Lanier, along with Carr, were others putting up eye-popping numbers. It wasn't until Carr scored a still-standing NCAA Tournament-record 61 points against Ohio in the first round in 1970 that, in his mind, he started to separate himself. (AP Photo/File)

The 1971 AP National Player of the Year, Carr averaged 34.5 ppg for his career and was the fifth all-time scoring leader in college basketball at the time of his graduation. Carr owns all five of the top single-game scoring performances in Notre Dame history, headlined by his 61 points scored against Ohio in 1970.

John Shumate, Notre Dame (1974)

Jan 27, 1973; South Bend, IN, USA; FILE PHOTO; Notre Dame Irish forward John Shumate (34) goes up for a layup under pressure from UCLA Bruins forward Jamaal Wilkes (52) at the Joyce Center during the 1972-73 season. Mandatory Credit: Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 27, 1973; South Bend, IN, USA; FILE PHOTO; Notre Dame Irish forward John Shumate (34) goes up for a layup under pressure from UCLA Bruins forward Jamaal Wilkes (52) at the Joyce Center during the 1972-73 season. Mandatory Credit: Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

After leading the Irish to the NIT final as a junior, Shumate was a consensus All-American his senior year, averaging 24.2 points and 11.0 rebounds per game. Shumate led the Irish to a 26-3 season, which included wins over No. 5 Marquette, No. 3 IU and No. 1 UCLA, snapping the Bruins' iconic 88-game winning streak. Shumate did his part against UCLA, scoring 24 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, including the last one to clinch the win.

In the NCAA tournament, Shumate stuffed the stat sheet in a first-round win over Austin Peay (22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists). Despite Shumate's 34 points and 17 rebounds, the Irish lost to Michigan in a regional semifinal. Shumate rebounded to score 30 in a regional third-place game (!?!) win over Vanderbilt. He still ranks first in program history in field goal percentage (.610) and averaged a double-double for his career (22.6 ppg and 11.6 rpg) despite dealing with blood clots issues as a sophomore.

Scott May, IU (1976)

Indiana coach Bob Knight, Scott May and Quinn Buckner celebrate after Indiana’s 86-68 win over Michigan in the NCAA championship game on March 30, 1976. The Hoosiers went 32-0 and remain the last undefeated national champion. (Associated Press)
Indiana coach Bob Knight, Scott May and Quinn Buckner celebrate after Indiana’s 86-68 win over Michigan in the NCAA championship game on March 30, 1976. The Hoosiers went 32-0 and remain the last undefeated national champion. (Associated Press)

A two-time All-American in 1975 and 1976, May was part of the perfect '76 team that won the national championship and most will argue would have been part of a perfect '75 national championship team except he broke his arm in the regular season finale and the Hoosiers were forced to play without him the rest of the way.

He came back in '76 and was Indiana's leading scorer on the national championship team with a 23.5 per game average. He scored 33 in a first-round win over St. John's, had 25 points and 16 rebounds in a second-round win over Alabama and scored a game-high 26 points in the national title win over Michigan. He won National Player of the Year and finished with 1,593 points for his career despite only playing three seasons.

Larry Bird, Indiana State (1979)

Indiana State star Larry Bird makes his way through the crowd of players and fans getting congratulations after his team defeated Arkansas, 73-71, to win the NCAA Midwest Regional tourney crown in Cincinnati, March 17, 1979.
Indiana State star Larry Bird makes his way through the crowd of players and fans getting congratulations after his team defeated Arkansas, 73-71, to win the NCAA Midwest Regional tourney crown in Cincinnati, March 17, 1979.

The Naismith and Wooden award winner in 1979, Bird led the Sycamores to their first NCAA tournament berth and reached the famed national championship game in 1979 which pitted Bird's Indiana State against Magic Johnson's Michigan State. After averaging 32.8 and 30.0 points a game in his first two seasons in Terre Haute, Bird's scoring dipped a bit to 28.6 ppg. But he upped his rebounds (14.9) and assists (5.5) in carrying the Sycamores to a 33-1 record and national title game.

His stats in 1979 NCAA tournament:

First Round vs. Virginia Tech: 22 points, 13 rebounds 7 assists

Second Round vs. Oklahoma: 29 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists

Regional final vs. Arkansas: 31 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists

National semifinal vs. DePaul: 35 points (16-of-19 shooting), 16 rebounds, 9 assists

National final vs. Michigan State: 19 points, 13 rebounds, 5 steals

Joe Barry Carroll, Purdue (1980)

In this March 8, 1980 file photo, Purdue's Joe Barry Carroll goes up for a dunk during the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette.
In this March 8, 1980 file photo, Purdue's Joe Barry Carroll goes up for a dunk during the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette.

The last time Purdue reached the Final Four, the Boilermakers were led by a dominant big man. Carroll averaged 22.3 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game on his way to earning consensus All-American honors. In the NCAA tournament, Carroll opened with 33 points and 13 rebounds against La Salle and then 36 and 12 against St. John's. He scored 26 points in an Elite Eight win over Duke and had 17 points and 8 rebounds in a loss to UCLA, finishing with 35 points in the now-defunct third-place game against Iowa.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 1980 NBA draft, Carroll is second in scoring (2,175 points) in school history behind only Rick Mount, and is the program's all-time leader in rebounds (1,148) and blocks (349). He's still the only player in Purdue history to record a triple-double (16 points, 16 rebounds and 11 blocks), against Arizona on Dec. 10, 1977.

Steve Alford, IU (1987)

Indiana's Steve Alford cuts the net March 30, 1987 at the Superdome after Indiana defeated Syracuse for the NCAA championship in New Orleans.
Indiana's Steve Alford cuts the net March 30, 1987 at the Superdome after Indiana defeated Syracuse for the NCAA championship in New Orleans.

A two-time consensus first-team All-American, Alford was fourth in the Big Ten in scoring (749 points) and eighth (123) in assists as a senior. His 107 3s made were 31 more than anyone else and fifth-most in the country (Butler's Darrin Fitzgerald led the nation with 158 makes).

In 1987, he led a balanced Hoosiers team to a 30-4 record, Big Ten title and a national championship. He scored 31 points and hit seven 3s in IU's second-round win over Auburn, had 20 points and seven assists in the one-point regional final win over LSU, 33 points against UNLV in the national semifinal and a team-high 23 in the championship win over Syracuse.

His 749 points scored in 1987 rank third-most in a single season in IU history (Calbert Cheaney, 785 in 1993 and Scott May, 752 in 1976).

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Scott Haffner, Evansville (1989)

The Midwestern Collegiate Conference Player of the Year, Haffner led the league in scoring (24.5 ppg) and guided the Purple Ace's to a 25-6 record, MCC title (10-2) and still its only NCAA tournament win. Haffner scored 26 points in the Purple Ace's first round, overtime win over a Gary Payton-led Oregon State.

A sniper, Haffner shot 46% from behind the arc as a senior, hitting an average of 3.2 3s per game. On Feb. 18, 1989, he scored 65 points in a win over Dayton. Only five players have scored more against a Division I opponent (Pete Maravich did it twice).

Calbert Cheaney, IU (1993)

Indiana forward Calbert Cheaney dunks the ball against Wright State defender Mark Woods during their first-round NCAA tournament game in Indianapolis, March 19, 1993.
Indiana forward Calbert Cheaney dunks the ball against Wright State defender Mark Woods during their first-round NCAA tournament game in Indianapolis, March 19, 1993.

A three-time All-American, Cheaney won the Big Ten Most Valuable Player, Wooden and Naismith awards following his senior season in 1993. A model of consistency his first three years (17.1 ppg as a freshman, 21.6 as a sophomore and 17.6 as a junior), Cheaney bumped up his counting stats to 22.4 ppg, 6.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game as a senior and finished his career as the top scorer in IU and Big Ten history.

Those '93 Hoosiers are arguably the program's last "great" team. They finished 31-4, lost just one Big Ten game and were No. 1 going into the tournament. In IU's Sweet 16 win, Cheaney scored 32 points on 10-of-12 shooting from the field and 10-of-12 from the line, and finished with eight rebounds and four assists. The Hoosiers lost to Kansas in the regional final.

Glenn Robinson, Purdue (1994)

Purdue's Glenn Robinson (13) dunks over Kansas Greg Ostertag (00) in the first half of the NCAA Southeast Regional semi-final game in Knoxville, Tennessee Thursday, March 24, 1994. Purdue defeated Kansas 83-78. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Purdue's Glenn Robinson (13) dunks over Kansas Greg Ostertag (00) in the first half of the NCAA Southeast Regional semi-final game in Knoxville, Tennessee Thursday, March 24, 1994. Purdue defeated Kansas 83-78. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

After earning second-team All-American honors as a sophomore, Robinson opened his junior year by leading the Boilermakers to a 14-0 start, the best in school history at the time.

On March 6, 1994 at Michigan, with both teams trying to stake claim to Big Ten dominance, Robinson hit a running jumper at the buzzer to give Purdue a 95-94 victory and a conference lead it would not relinquish.

The very next game, Robinson scored a career-high 49 points against Illinois in the regular-season finale. He scored 31 points in first-round win over UCF, 33 in a second-round win over Alabama before going off for 44 points against Kansas in the Sweet 16. However, a back injury slowed him against Duke and prevented Purdue from reaching the Final Four.

Robinson was the 1994 consensus national player of the year, the Big Ten Player of the year and the nation's top scorer at 30.3 points a game. He was the first Big Ten player to score more than 1,000 points in a season and was drafted No. 1 overall by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Also worthy of consideration: Archie Dees, Indiana (1957-58); Tom Hawkins, Notre Dame (1958); Walt Bellamy, Indiana (1959-61); Terry Dischinger, Purdue (1960-62); Jimmy Rayl, Indiana (1962-63); Dave Schellhase, Purdue (1964-66); George McGinnis, Indiana (1971); Kent Benson, Indiana (1976-77); Isiah Thomas, Indiana (1981); Jay Edwards, Indiana (1989); Bonzi Wells, Ball State (1998).

Former Journal & Courier sports editor Ken Thompson contributed to this story.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Comparing Zach Edey's dominant season to other Indiana college greats