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Tomiwa Sulaiman has helped IUP to their fourth straight Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championship.
It is the Sophomore’s second title in a year where he was also named All-PSAC First Team, having won last season while also being named Rookie of the Year.
🇬🇧 @TomiwaSulaiman recorded his 13th double double of the season (10 points, 13 rebounds) helping IUP win its 4th consecutive PSAC title (54-53 over Mercyhurst). The Crimson Hawks are a 1-seed in the NCAA D2 Tournament (Atlantic Region). https://t.co/KdqhNDkC1T
— CBB Europe (@CBB_Europe) March 6, 2023
Top-seeded IUP led most of the way and needed one final defensive stand as time expired to hold off Mercyhurst 54-53 and take the title.
Sulaiman, who has started all year, played all 40 minutes, and registered 10 points and 13 rebounds in the victory.
The former Hoopsfix All-Star Classic MVP and GB junior international is averaging 12.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists in 29.4 minutes per game on the season.
IUP (30-1) secures its 13th conference championship in program history, clinching an automatic berth into the 2023 NCAA DII Tournament, which begins in the next week.