CHICAGO -- Jeremy Robinson scored 17 points and Chicago State won its first conference championship as a Division I program, defeating Houston Baptist 75-60 Saturday in the finale of the Great West Conference tournament.
The Cougars took control early, leading by as many as 21 points in the first half and taking a 44-25 lead into the break. The Huskies never got closer than 15 points in the second half.
There is no automatic NCAA tournament berth for the winner of the Great West Conference. Four of its five members are joining new conferences next season.