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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

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 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

For Drew family, it's just a game now

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- As Valparaisos players cut down the nets last week after winning the Horizon League tournament on their home court, Homer and Janet Drew watched their son experience what they hoped was the first of many shining moments as a coach. Bryce Drew, who once made the most dramatic and significant shot his father ever had in coaching Valparaiso for 22 seasons, looked...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

March Madness Q&A: Taking a Closer Look At the Valparaiso Crusaders With Mike Osipoff

Valparaiso guard Erik Buggs speaks at the 2012 Horizon League Chamiponship (Jon L. Hendricks, Flickr) With the Michigan State Spartans set to oppose the Valparaiso Crusaders Thursday afternoon in Round 2 of the 2013 NCAA Tournament, The Detroit Sports Site asked Mike Osipoff of the Post-Tribune based in Northwest Indiana to help us break down the match up. Osipoff will also be...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State-Valparaiso Game Time Set for 12:15 PM ET Thursday

The Michigan State Spartans and Valparaiso Crusaders will be among the first teams to take to the court during the NCAA Tournament’s second round. Their game at The Palace of Auburn Hills will tip at 12:15 p.m. EDT — the first of four games to be played at The Palace on Thursday. The game will be broadcast on CBS. About 25 minutes after the conclusion of the Michigan State-Valpo...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Valpo beats Green Bay at buzzer, coach Bryce Drew has awesome reaction

Valparaiso Ryan Broekhoff sent the Crusaders to the Horizon League Finals after this game-winning shot. Down two points with 6.3 seconds left, Broekhoff hits this three pointer as time expired. Head coach, Bryce Drew, who is best known for his game-winning shot against Ole Miss in the NCAA tournament (seen below), flailed on the ground after the shot went in. Valpo plays Wright...
Via Diehardsport
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Valparaiso’s Bryce Drew Has An Awesome Reaction To Ryan Broekhoff’s Game-Winner

Valparaiso got crazy clutch tonight, beating rival Green Bay on a last-second buzzer beater that will send the Crusaders to the Horizon League title game. Not only was the shot by Ryan Broekhoff sweet, but Valpo coach Bryce Drew had an AMAZING reaction. Take a look: I really hope Bryce Drew flopping around on the court will not get lost with all the attention on the shot. — Matthew...
Via College Spun
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Is This Foul From Valpo’s Bobby Capobianco A Cheap Shot? Nope!

In what Guyism is calling “arguably the dirtiest of the college basketball season”, Bobby Capobianco of Valparaiso fouled Detroit Mercy’s high flying Doug Anderson. Sure, this foul was hard and probably could be considered ‘flagrant’. Was it a cheap shot, worthy of a potential suspension? We think not. Valpo was down 50-32 at halftime and was in the midst of a furious...
Via Busted Coverage
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 8 Louisville 96, Valparaiso 40

Saturday night wasn't about personal accomplishments for Shawnta' Dyer and Antonita Slaughter. The Louisville duo was more focused on helping the eighth-ranked Cardinals achieve a complete game, a quest that not only ended with a 96-40 victory over Valparaiso but some individual satisfaction as well. Dyer had 12 points and 10 rebounds for her first double-double this season...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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