VALPARAISO RUMORS & GOSSIP
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...
There's no such thing as one and done at Valparaiso.
The Crusaders earned a spot in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2004 with one of the most seasoned teams in college basketball.
When 14th-seeded Valparaiso shoots to upset third-seeded Michigan State on Thursday, experience will be on its side even though the Spartans are in the tourney for a 16th consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2013
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...
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...
Erik Buggs scored a career-high 22 points, Will Bogan added 14 and top-seeded Valparaiso closed with an 18-4 run to rally past Wright State 62-54 on Tuesday night in the Horizon League tournament championship game.
The win sends the Crusaders (26-7) back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2004 with a six-game winning streak and the school's single-season record...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2013
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...
LeRoyMcConnell III Its been 15 years since Bryce Drew wore a Valparaiso Crusader uniform, hitting that immaculate buzzer beater over 4seeded Ole Miss in the 1998 first round of the NCAA tournament. It was a little over two seconds left in the game and the Crusaders had to go the length of the court down by two points. Bryce’s father, Homer Drew, was the coach on the...
Ryan Broekhoff made a desperation 3-pointer as time expired Saturday, giving Valparaiso a 70-69 victory over Green Bay and a berth in the Horizon League tournament final.
Valparaiso had pulled within 68-67 on Matt Kenney's 3-pointer with 7 seconds left. After Green Bay's Alec Brown made a free throw, Broekhoff threw up a shot from the right wing while he was falling down...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2013
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.
Will Bogan and Ben Boggs scored 12 points apiece and Valparaiso shot 56 percent from the field Friday night in beating Milwaukee 71-40.
The Crusaders (17-6, 7-2 Horizon), who had won six in a row before losing Wednesday night at Youngstown State, led by as many as 36 points in Friday's game. Valparaiso led 37-21 at halftime in running its home record to 11-1.
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2013
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...
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VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -- Ryan Broekhoff scored 26 points and Valparaiso hit 12 3-pointers en route to a 78-73 comeback victory over Detroit on Thursday night.
Broekhoff hit all six of his 3-point attempts and was 8 of 9 overall from the floor as the Crusaders (16-8, 9-3 Horizon) rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit.
Valparaiso battled back to take a 64-62 lead on Van Broekhoff...
Jan 21, 4:00 PM | UIC Pavilion
Valparaiso Crusaders vs Illinois-Chicago Flames Odds
The Illinois-Chicago Flames will hit the floor running against the visiting Valparaiso Crusaders Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
Illinois-Chicago battles the Crusaders, currently sitting with a 13-7 mark (9-8 ATS...
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Valparaiso Crusaders vs Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Odds
The Ramblers will try to cover the spread at Joseph J. Gentile Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Valparaiso Crusaders in college basketball action.
Loyola of Chicago battles the Crusaders, currently sitting with a 12-7 mark (8-8 ATS). The...