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Milwaukee upsets Valpo in Horizon League quarterfinals

DETROIT (AP) Cody Wichmann had 11 points and nine rebounds and Milwaukee upset Valparaiso 43-41 on Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Tournament quarterfinals. On Friday, Milwaukee (10-23) became the first No. 10 seed to ever win a game in the tournament, beating Detroit 85-60. The Panthers led until Micah Bradford hit a 3-pointer and John Kiser made a...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2017  |  Discuss

10 biggest storylines for the mid-major conference tournaments

The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament gets all the attention as the height of excitement in college basketball. Though that happens on a bigger stage, the next two weeks can put up an argument as the peak of intensity, pressure, and excitement.Conference tournaments are underway and every single team in action has a simple directive: win a few games a row and earn a bid to the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Hammink scores 25, leads Valparaiso over Wright State 84-74

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Shane Hammink scored 25 points and Valparaiso pulled away inside four minutes for an 84-74 victory over Wright State on Friday night. Valparaiso took the lead for good with nine minutes left, and stretched its lead to 67-60 with 7:35 remaining. Wright State used a 13-7 surge to pull to 74-73 with 3:35 remaining. Hammink converted a 3-point play and had four points...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Oakland beats Valpo, pulls within 1 game atop Horizon League

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) Martez Walker scored 23 points and Oakland beat Horizon League leader Valparaiso 82-71 on Friday night to move within a game of first place in the league standings. Oakland (20-7, 10-4 Horizon League) has won five straight. Valparaiso (21-6, 11-3) has lost two of its last four games since having its eight-game win streak snapped. The game was tied at 34...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Valparaiso beats Youngstown State 82-72

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Shane Hammink scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Valparaiso beat Youngstown State 82-72 on Saturday night. Hammink was 8 of 14 from the floor for the Crusaders (21-5, 11-2 Horizon). Alec Peters added 22 points and seven rebounds, Tevonn Walker had 14 points and six rebounds and Lexus Williams chipped in 11 points. Valparaiso went on top early...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Valparaiso earns 20th win, tops Cleveland State 78-57

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Shane Hammink scored 15 points and Valparaiso collected its 20th win of the season and its 10 Horizon League victory with a 78-57 romp past Cleveland State on Thursday night. The Crusaders bounced back after having an eight-game win streak snapped by an 86-69 loss to Green Bay on Saturday, and picked up their seventh-straight victory over the Vikings and...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Green Bay downs Valparaiso 86-69 behind Kanter's 17 points

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) Kerem Kanter scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Charles Cooper scored 15 points off the bench, and Green Bay beat Valparaiso 86-69 on Saturday, ending the Crusaders' eight-game win streak. Turner Botz added 12 with four 3-pointers, Warren Jones also scored 12, Kenneth Lowe added 11 points, and Tevin Findlay had seven assists for the second-place...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Peters scores 22 to lead Valparaiso past Milwaukee 71-53

MILWAUKEE (AP) Alec Peters scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half when Valparaiso opened with a 20-4 run to race to a 71-53 win over Milwaukee on Saturday night for its eighth straight win. Micah Bradford added 14 points and Shane Hammink 12 for the Crusaders (19-4, 9-1 Horizon League), who last won nine straight in the first half of the 2007-08 season. Peters opened the...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Valparaiso wins 7th straight, beats Northern Kentucky 65-58

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Shane Hammink scored 21 points and Alec Peters added 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Valparaiso beat Northern Kentucky 65-58 on Sunday for its seventh straight win. Hammink was 7 of 13 from the floor and made three 3-pointers. Peters shot just 4 of 15 from the field but made 6 of 7 free throws. Tevonn Walker grabbed 11 rebounds for Valparaiso (18-4, 8-1 Horizon...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Peters passes Bryce Drew as Valpo's career-scoring leader

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Alec Peters scored 30 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and became Valparaiso's all-time leading scorer in a 96-65 victory over Illinois-Chicago on Sunday. Peters entered needing just seven points to break Bryce Drew's 19-year-old program record. Last time out, Peters grabbed a career-best 16 rebounds to break Valpo's career rebounding record. After a timeout...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Valpo demolishes UIC as Alec Peters breaks Bryce Drew’s scoring record

Alec Peters broke Valparaiso’s all-time scoring record early in the first half Sunday, and the scoring did not stop there. Peters finished with 30 points, pacing Valparaiso in a 96-65 victory against UIC at the ARC. Peters broke the record on a layup with 15:29 remaining in the first half, surpassing his former coach and NCAA Tournament hero Bryce Drew. (Drew had himself a big...
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 22, 2017

Peters leads Valparaiso past Green Bay 80-56

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Alec Peters scored 20 points and grabbed a career-best 16 rebounds to propel Valparaiso past Green Bay for an 80-56 win Monday night. Peters shot 8 for 16 from the field, including three 3s, and set a program record with his final board of the game giving him 911 for his career. Tevonn Walker added 13 points and 10 rebounds, Shane Hammink had 12 points and...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Valparaiso closes non-league play winning 7 of last 9

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Shane Hammink scored 22 points and Valparaiso rebounded from last week's loss to Santa Clara with an 80-61 win over Chicago State. Alec Peters finished with 15 points and a game-high 14 rebounds while Tevonn Walker added 12 and six boards for the Crusaders (10-3), who have won seven of nine and open Horizon League play Friday against Illinois-Chicago. Trayvon...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Peters helps Valpo upset No. 21 Rhode Island 65-62

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Alec Peters scored 27 points to help Valparaiso knock off No. 21 Rhode Island, 65-62 on Tuesday night. Fourth in the nation in scoring at just over 25 points per game, Peters scored six points down the stretch and got a piece of Jarvis Garrett's potential game-tying 3-pointer as time expired. Jubril Adekoya chipped in 13 points and Tevonn Walker had 10 for...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Peters scores 23 points and Valparaiso tops Ball State 79-73

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Alec Peters had 23 points, going 11 of 12 from the line, and grabbed eight rebounds to help Valparaiso beat Ball State 79-73 on Sunday. Valpo (6-1) trailed by three at intermission, but used an eight-point spurt midway through the second half to go up 51-44. The lead reached 11 on Tevonn Walker's layup with 1:40 left. Franko House's layup with 21 seconds...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Valparaiso wins MGM Grand Main Event's heavyweight bracket

LAS VEGAS (AP) Alec Peters had 26 points and 12 rebounds, Shane Hammink scored 23 points and Valparaiso beat BYU 92-89 on Wednesday night in the championship game of the MGM Grand Main Event's heavyweight bracket. Hammink was fouled away from the basket with 52 seconds left and he hit two free throws for a 90-87 lead. But Eric Mika answered with an open shot under the basket to...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Peters scores 24, Valparaiso beats Alabama 68-60

LAS VEGAS (AP) Alec Peters scored 24 points, including three 3-pointers, and grabbed 10 rebounds and Valparaiso beat Alabama 68-60 on Monday night in the MGM Grand Main Event. Valpo will play BYU in the championship game on Wednesday. Peters made 7 of 12 from the field and all of his seven free-throw attempts. Jubril Adekoya added 16 points and Shane Hammink scored 10. After...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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November 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Lottich gets 1st win, Valparaiso beats Southern Utah 79-65

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Alec Peters had 23 points and eight rebounds, Shane Hammink added 15 points and Valparaiso beat Southern Utah 79-65 on Friday night for coach Matt Lottich's first victory. Lottich, who spent the last three seasons on the Valpo sidelines as an assistant coach, is the first head coach of the Crusaders without the last name Drew in nearly 30 years. Max Joseph...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

BYU Basketball falls in NIT semis, future promising

With under five seconds to play, Valparaiso Crusaders guard Shane Hammink made the front-end of a 1-and-1 free-throw opportunity to give the Crusaders a 72-70 lead over the BYU Cougars in the NIT Semifinal. Hammink missed his second free throw and BYU forward Kyle Davis grabbed the rebound and dished it out to guard Chase Fischer who drove down the court, then across to the right...
Via isportsweb.com
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Valparaiso advances to its first NIT semis

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Alec Peters scored 20 points for his seventh straight 20-plus game and Valparaiso advanced to its first NIT semifinals with a 60-44 victory against Saint Mary's on Tuesday night. Tevonn Walker opened the second-half scoring with a 3-pointer to give Valparaiso a 32-31 lead - its first since 17-16. Shane Hammink's putback extended it to 40-31 and capped a 16...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

FSU pulls close in 2nd half, bounced from NIT with loss to Valparaiso

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -- Alec Peters scored 16 of his 26 in the first half and finished with nine rebounds, while Shane Hammink added 18 points to help top-seeded Valparaiso beat No. 4 seed Florida State 81-69 in the second round of the NIT on Thursday night. Keith Carter added 13 points and six assists, while Jubril Adekoya scored 11 with five rebounds and five assists for Valparaiso...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Peters, Valpo top Florida St., 81-69, move into NIT quarters

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Alec Peters scored 16 of his 26 in the first half and finished with nine rebounds, while Shane Hammink added 18 points to help top-seeded Valparaiso beat No. 4 seed Florida State 81-69 in the second round of the NIT on Thursday night. Keith Carter added 13 points and six assists, while Jubril Adekoya scored 11 with five rebounds and five assists for Valparaiso...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Peters, Valparaiso top Texas Southern 84-73 in NIT

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Alec Peters scored 28 points and Valparaiso, one of four No. 1 seeds in the NIT, defeated Texas Southern 84-73 in an opening-round game on Tuesday night. Keith Carter added 17 points and Darien Walker had 14 for the Crusaders (27-6), who got their first NIT win in their third appearance. Vashil Fernandez matched his career high with eight blocks. Peters...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Bloody Monday: Monmouth and Valparaiso subject themselves to the tribunal

Monday, Bloody Monday. The Monmouth Hawks and the Valparaiso Crusaders, two teams with complicated mid-major resumes, could have reduced the size of the bubble had they won their respective conference tournaments. Given that the Wichita State Shockers failed to win the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament over the weekend, the bubble was already growing as March Madness gathered...
Via The Student Section
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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