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Valparaiso gets Vashil Fernandez back

Vashil Fernandez will once again be roaming the post for the Valparaiso men’s basketball team this coming season. The reigning Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year was granted an additional year of eligibility by the NCAA earlier this summer, and the university made the announcement official Thursday.Fernandez originally lost his first year of eligibility due to his delayed...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Valpo C Vashil Fernandez granted extra year of eligibility

Valparaiso Crusaders center Vashil Fernandez has been granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA and will return to the defending Horizon League champions next season. Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk reported the NCAA’s decision. Fernandez and Crusaders head men’s basketball coach Bryce Drew offered brief statements on the ruling. “I am excited...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Valparaiso loses in devastating fashion at NCAA Tournament

Valparaiso battled with Maryland but was bitten by a no-call on the game’s final play, falling 65-62 to the Terrapins. “I am obviously not a referee, senior forward Vashil Fernandez said, “but it was pretty clear that he fouled (guard Keith Carter). It was a tough way for me to end my career.” Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images Carter had the ball in the final seconds and...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Keifer Sykes, Paris Bass Headline 2015 Horizon League Awards

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.
Via RealGM
March 03, 2015  |  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...
Via The Catch and Shoot
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...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 05, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via The Catch and Shoot
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...
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Valparaiso surges late past Illinois-Chicago 87-72

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Valparaiso routs Southeastern (Fla.) 89-46

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Recap: Saint Louis narrowly defeats Valparaiso 67-65

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)...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Valparaiso knocks off UCF 85-70

Alec Peters had 16 points as Valparaiso led from start to finish to defeat University of Central Florida 85-70 Tuesday night. Peters was one of five Crusaders in double figures as Jordan Coleman had 15, Bobby Capobianco totaled 14, LaVonte Dority had 12 and Lexus Williams contributed 10. Valparaiso (4-3) started the game on a 20-7 run and had a 41-33 advantage at the half. UCF...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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