Valparaiso turns back Wright State in 66-56 win

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Vashil Fernandez scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Valparaiso to a 66-56 win over Wright State on Saturday night. Darien Walker contributed 13 points, while Alec Peters and Tevonn Walker added 11 apiece to help Valparaiso (17-3, 4-1 Horizon League) extend its win streak to four. The Crusaders controlled the boards 46-25 and held a 19-9 edge in...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Peters with 24, Valpo edges Cleveland St. 58-56

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Alec Peters scored 24 points and Valparaiso held on to beat Cleveland State 58-56 Saturday night. Cleveland State led 54-51 with 2:27 remaining before Peters made three free throws and Vashil Fernandez scored to give the Crusaders a 56-54 lead. Andre Yates split a pair of free throws to pull Cleveland State within 56-55. Peters threw an inbounds strike past...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Valparaiso cruises over UIC, moves to 2-1

Although the temperatures reached the negatives in Valparaiso on Thursday night, the Crusaders made the ARC the hottest spot on campus and cruised to a 85-56 victory over the UIC flames. The Crusaders dominated in every aspect of the game on a frigid Thursday night against the UIC Flames as they earned their second Horizon League win in a row. Valpo entered the game without guard Keith...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Valparaiso beats Illinois-Chicago 85-56

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Vashil Fernandez scored a career-high 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting and had blocked four shots to lead a balanced Valparasio attack Thursday in an 85-56 win over Illinois-Chicago. Alec Peters, Tevonn Walker and Darien Walker scored 11 apiece, Jubril Adekoya scored 10, and the Crusaders (15-3, 2-1 Horizon) shot a hot 60.4 percent from the field to 30.4 percent...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Valparaiso wins 5th straight, 79-52 over James Madison

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) Alec Peters scored 19 points with 10 rebounds as Valparaiso raced away from James Madison 79-52 on Monday night, extending its winning streak to five games. Valparaiso (13-2) held the Dukes to 18 percent shooting in the first half to grab a 40-16 lead by halftime. Peters, with his second double-double of the season, and Keith Carter both scored nine in the...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Valparaiso surges past Eastern Kentucky 72-66

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) Alec Peters scored 21 points - all on 3-pointers - and Valparaiso used a late surge to race past Eastern Kentucky 72-66 on Wednesday. Valpo (8-1) was up five with 6:22 left in the game then ran off 13 straight points to take control of it. Peters had a pair of 3s in the run. Valpo jumped out early and led 23-11 with 11:30 left in the first half after 3-pointers...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Valparaiso pushes past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 59-46

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Alec Peters scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Valparaiso defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 59-46 on Friday in the four-team Central Michigan tournament opener. Vashil Fernandez had 11 points, seven boards and five blocks while Keith Carter chipped in seven points with seven assists. Valparaiso shot 46.9 percent from the field and out-rebounded...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Valpo bounces back against IU-South Bend

A Wednesday night matchup against a NAIA school screamed a bounce back game for the Valparaiso, and the Crusaders dominated in every aspect. The Crusaders handled Indiana University South Bend by a score of 91-55. “Tonight was a big game for us,” head coach Bryce Drew said. “Today was a great day to see what we have with new players. A lot of guys contributed to the win and...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Valparaiso dominates Indiana-South Bend 91-55

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) David Skara scored 17 points and Vashil Fernandez added 13 plus 10 rebounds as Valparaiso cruised past Indiana-South Bend 91-55 on Wednesday night. Alec Peters scored 14 points and Tevonn Walker, Keith Carter and Darien Walker 10 each for the Crusaders (2-1), who made 35 of 64 shots for 54.7 percent, including 10 of 24 3-point attempts for 41.7 percent. Fernandez...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Valpo shows ups and downs in exhibition against Grand Valley State

Thursday night at the ARC was a night of discovery for Valparaiso coach Bryce Drew as the men’s basketball team made their last preparations before the regular season starts in a preseason exhibition game against Grand Valley State. There are a lot of questions going into the season. Who will take over for Lavonte Dority, who led the Crusaders in scoring last season? How will the...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Graduations and injury at Valparaiso create opportunities for new and returning Crusaders

For the second straight year, Valparaiso basketball is ranked in the middle of the pack in the Horizon League preseason rankings. One reason behind the ranking is the biggest loss of the season coming before their first preseason game. Sophomore point guard Lexus Williams suffered a torn ACL in practice a few weeks ago. Williams started at point guard last season. This leaves the...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down Valpo’s Schedule

Photo: AP / Charlie Neibergall Valparaiso basketball history is full of drama. It holds one of the most iconic moments in college basketball history in Bryce Drew’s game winner against Ole Miss in the first round of the 1994 NCAA Tournament. Valpo also had the Lutheran miracle of 1988 when they beat ranked and undefeated Notre Dame in overtime, 71-68. The most recent Valpo moment...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Fifth-year transfer Jay Harris chooses UIC

Jan Somma-Hammel/Staten Island Advance UIC picked up a late addition to its 2014-15 roster with Wagner transfer Jay Harris choosing to join the Flames. Harris will be eligible immediately for the start of the season. Harris averaged 10.3 points and shot 38.6% on 3-pointers last season for the Seahawks. Prior to his time in New York, he played a pair of seasons at Valparaiso in the...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

UIC Season Ends With Tournament Loss at Valparaiso

UIC’s nightmare season came to a close Tuesday in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament. The Flames fell at Valparaiso (18-14, 9-7 Horizon) for the third time this season, 73-63. UIC (6-25, 1-15) fell behind 15 points late in the first half, largely because of Valparaiso freshman Alec Peters’ offense. The rookie posted 14 points in the first stanza and finished with...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UIC Opens Horizon League Tournament at Valparaiso

Photo: UIC Athletics UIC was fortunate to receive a short trip for the first round of the Horizon League Tournament, but the matchup is a toughie. The Flames play Tuesday at Valparaiso, which handily beat the Flames twice in the regular season. UIC (6-24, 1-15 Horizon) was one of the last teams in college basketball to get a win in conference play. The Flames finally eradicated their...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland State dumps Valparaiso 63-52

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -- Trey Lewis and Marlin Mason scored 11 points apiece as Cleveland State dumped Valparaiso 63-52 on Saturday. Cleveland State (21-10, 12-4 Horizon) played eight players, seven of which scored between six and 11 points. Ludovic Ndaye added 10 points and seven rebounds while Charlie Lee had six assists and four steals to go with his six points. The teams were...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Valparaiso edges Youngstown State 68-66

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -- Bobby Capobianco hit the eventual game-winning 3-pointer with less than a minute to play as Valparaiso edged Youngstown State 68-66 Saturday. Bobby Hain scored to give Youngstown State a 66-65 lead with 1:16 remaining before Capobianco made his trey with 59 second left. Both teams traded turnovers, and Kendrick Perry missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Valparaiso edges Youngstown State 68-66

Bobby Capobianco hit the eventual game-winning 3-pointer with less than a minute to play as Valparaiso edged Youngstown State 68-66 Saturday. Bobby Hain scored to give Youngstown State a 66-65 lead with 1:16 remaining before Capobianco made his trey with 59 second left. Both teams traded turnovers, and Kendrick Perry missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer for YSU with 6 seconds...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Valparaiso knocks off Milwaukee 77-62

LaVonte Dority scored 19 points to lead Valparaiso over Milwaukee 77-62 on Saturday. The Crusaders (16-11, 8-4 Horizon) shot 51 percent from the floor and made 22 of 27 from the line. Jordan Coleman added 14 points and gathered 11 rebounds, while Moussa Gueye had four blocked shots. Kyle Kelm led Milwaukee (16-10, 6-6) with 24 points and Matt Tiby had 14 points and eight boards...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Yeo 3-pointer lifts Valparaiso over Oakland 63-60

Clay Yeo hit four 3-pointers and his last was the game-winner with 7 seconds left to lift Valparaiso to a 63-60 win Sunday over Oakland. Bobby Capobianco scored on a three-point play to give Valparaiso a 60-57 lead with 2:25 to remaining. Both teams missed 3-pointers on its next two possessions. Travis Bader then answered for Oakland, draining a trey to tie the game at 60 with 41...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

LaVonte Dority, Valparaiso Cruise Past UIC

LaVonte Dority scored a career-high 33 points Saturday in Valparaiso’s defeat of UIC. (Photo: AP | Paul Sancya) Saturday began a new month, but the struggles remained the same for UIC (5-18, 0-9 Horizon). The Flames’ losing streak stretched to 12 games as their bid for a first Horizon League ended well short against Valparaiso (14-10, 6-3), 70-46. Valparaiso senior LaVonte Dority...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Valparaiso beats Illinois-Chicago 70-46

LaVonte Dority scored a career-high 33 points to lead Valparaiso to a 70-46 win over the University of Illinois-Chicago on Saturday. Dority was a one-man show, nearly outscoring the rest of the Crusaders (14-10, 6-3 Horizon) combined, finishing 10 of 15 from the field, 8 of 10 from the line and sinking 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Lexus Williams added nine points. Dority scored 22...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

UIC Hosts Horizon League Defending Champion Valparaiso

Photo: Charles Mitchell | Sun-Times Media UIC (5-17, 0-8 Horizon) returns to the UIC Pavilion, where it has not beaten a Division I opponent all season, on Saturday. The Flames will host the Valparaiso Crusaders (13-10, 5-3) at 3 p.m. CT. These teams met in the conference opener at Valparaiso, and the Crusaders defeated the Flames, 87-72. UIC owned an eight-point lead at halftime...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Valparaiso upsets Green Bay 75-60

LaVonte Dority scored 26 points as Valparaiso handed Green Bay, playing without 7-foot-1 center Alec Brown, its first Horizon League defeat of the season, 75-60, on Wednesday night. The Phoenix had a 12-game winning streak snapped. Brown, a senior who is the Phoenix's second-leading scorer and rebounder, missed the game with an injured left shoulder. It was a tough night all the...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dority leads Valparaiso over Milwaukee 75-62

LaVonte Dority scored 19 of his 27 points in the first half as Valparaiso held on to defeat Milwaukee 75-62 Saturday. Dority hit a 3-pointer to give Valparaiso a 40-30 lead at halftime. Valparaiso led by as many as 13 points, 52-39 with 14:10 remaining. Matt Tiby hit two in a row to pull Milwaukee within single digits, 60-54 with 5:05 to play. The Crusaders answered with a 15-8...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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