Chicago, IL – Jeremy Robinson scored 17 points off the bench and Nate Duhon had 15 to go along with six steals as Chicago State earned its first-ever conference championship as a Division I program, downing Houston Baptist, 75-60, on Saturday in the Great West Conference title game.
Clarke Rosenberg and Matt Ross each netted 10 points for the Cougars (11-21), who have won three straight en route to earning the GWC's automatic bid to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
Art Bernardi scored 17 points and Marcel Smith followed with 16 for the Huskies (14-17), who lost all three matchups versus the Cougars this season.
Chicago State led comfortably at the break, 44-25, and never looked back in the second half.
Chicago State shot 41.3 percent for the game and converted 19 Houston Baptist turnovers into 21 points ... The Huskies shot 21-for-27 from the free throw line.