Sports Illustrated names Brey National Coach of the Year

A day after being named the Big East coach of the year, Mike Brey adds an even bigger honor to his resume.

Sports Illustrated named Brey its National Coach of the Year on Wednesday. Brey received the same honor from Yahoo Sports earlier in the week.

Notre Dame is 25-5 and ranked 4th in the nation after being picked to finish 7th in the Big East in pre-season polls. Instead the Irish finished 2nd in the conference with a 14-4 league record. The Irish open up play in the Big East Tournament Thursday at 7pm in the Big East quarterfinals.

Ben Hansbrough, named the Big East Player of the Year on Tuesday, was named a 2nd team All-American by SI.

Purdue's JaJuan Johnson is a 1st team All-American along with BYU's Jimmer Fredette, Duke's Nolan Smith, Arizona's Derrick Williams and Ohio State's Jared Sullinger.

Fredette was named National Player of the Year and Sullinger the Freshman of the Year.

Joining Hansbrough on the 2nd team were UConn's Kemba Walker, Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor, Kansas' Marcus Morris and Morehead State's Kenneth Faried.

Purdue's E'Twaun Moore and Butler's Matt Howard were honorable mention All-Americans.


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