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Keifer Sykes of Green Bay has been named the 2015 Horizon League Player of the Year.
Joining Sykes on the Horizon All-League First Team are Kahlil Felder, Anton Grady, Trey Lewis and Alec Peters.
Vashil Fernandez of Valparaiso was named Defensive Player of the Year.
Paris Bass of Detroit won Newcomer of the Year honors.
Valparaiso (25-4, 12-2 Horizon) gutted out a tough, 55-48 win Saturday against Wright State (11-17, 3-11).
Junior guard Keith Carter, who had been absent for a month, had a breakout game against the Raiders. Carter finished with 9 points on 3-of-6 shooting.
“I felt better,” Carter said. “Just tried to get into a rhythm for my team. (My jump) shot felt great tonight. I got...
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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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...
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
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...
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
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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...
Keith Carter scored 19 points and LaVonte Dority added 14 with six assists to power Valparaiso past Illinois-Chicago 87-72 in a Horizon Conference opener for both teams Thursday night.
The Crusaders (9-7, 1-0 Horizon) erased an eight-point halftime deficit and were within one midway through the second half. Dority drilled two free throws- the second putting Valparaiso on top- and...
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January 02, 2014
LaVonte Dority scored 18 points and Alec Peters added 16 as Valparaiso routed Southeastern (Fla.) 89-46 on Saturday as part of the UCF Holiday Classic.
Valparaiso (8-5) scored the game's first nine points and led 22-2 midway through the first half.
The Crusaders shot 55 percent from the field and were 15 of 24 from beyond the arc. Dority and Peters each went 4 of 5 on 3-pointers...
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December 21, 2013
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VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Dwayne Evans scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds in helping Saint Louis squeeze by Valparaiso 67-65 on Saturday night.Grandy Glaze added 14 points for Saint Louis.St. Louis (8-2) led 39-30 at intermission due in part to Valpo's 13 turnovers, but the Crusaders (6-5) took care of the ball in the second half and narrowed the deficit to four points (62-58)...