Duke target Patrick Baldwin Jr. understandably is getting all the attention now, but his father, Patrick Sr. coaches at Milwaukee and is currently competing in the Horizon tournament. On Tuesday, Milwaukee had one of the great comebacks in college basketball history.
Youngstown State’s Nneka Obiazor was named women’s basketball Freshman of the Year in the Horizon League, one of several Penguins to earn honors for men’s and women’s basketball. Obiazor, Eden Prairie, Minn. ranked fifth in the league in rebounding (8.3 per game) and eighth in scoring (15.2 ppg) in her first season for the Penguins.
For the second year in a row, the Horizon League named Cleveland State coach Dennis Gates as the conference’s Coach of the Year. In addition, guard Tre Gomillion was named the Horizon’s Defensive Player of the Year. Gates and the Vikings went 16-7 this season, setting a school record for most wins in conference play.