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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

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

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

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

Cleveland State rolls over Valparaiso 69-50

Trey Lewis scored 17 points as Cleveland State rolled past Valparaiso 69-50 on Saturday. The Vikings (13-9, 5-3 Horizon) shot 46 percent from the field. Anton Grady scored 13 points with 11 rebounds while Marlin Mason and Bryn Forbes added 12 points apiece. Jon Harris chipped in with 11. Alec Peters and LaVonte Dority both had 10 points for Valparaiso. The Crusaders shot just 36...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Valparaiso beats Youngstown State 74-71

Lavonte Dority scored 27 points Thursday night, including the game-winning free throw, and Valparaiso rallied to beat Youngstown State 74-71. Jubril Adekoya scored 13 for the Crusaders (12-9, 4-2 Horizon) and Moussa Gueye 11. Ryan Weber put Youngstown State (12-9, 3-3) up 11-8 with a trey and the Penguins pulled away to a 36-27 half-time lead. Adekoya tied it at 40 in the second...
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January 23, 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

UIC Drops Horizon League Opener At Valparaiso

Photo: NWI Times Early in the season, the road was UIC’s friend. But recently it has not been so kind. The Flames’ loss at Valparaiso (9-7, 1-0 Horizon) on Thursday night not only sent them to an 0-1 start in conference play, but also it wrapped up their four-game road trip with an 0-4 record. In a similar story to UIC’s prior loss to Illinois, the Flames were clicking and...
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January 02, 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...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UIC Takes Non-Conference Lessons Into Start Of Horizon League Play

Photo: UIC Athletics UIC’s non-conference schedule had plenty of ups and downs. The Flames had three wins against teams expected to compete for their respective conference titles in San Diego, Southeast Missouri State, and Wagner; but they also had disappointing losses to the likes of Eastern Illinois, Loyola (Chicago), and UC Riverside. “I think no matter if you go into the...
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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...
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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)...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Saint Louis narrowly defeats Valparaiso 67-65

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) with two minutes left...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Valparaiso rolls by Ball State 69-50

LaVonte Dority scored 16 points to lead a hot-shooting Valparaiso offense in a 69-50 victory over Ball State on Wednesday night. Valparaiso (6-4) shot 48.2 percent (27 of 56) from the field and closed the first half on a 12-0 run after Ball State took its only lead of the game at 20-19. Jesse Berry's 3-pointer gave Ball State (2-5) the lead, but the Cardinals went scoreless in...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Mercer outlasts Valparaiso 117-108 in 3OT

Jakob Gollon scored a career-high 37 points as Mercer squeaked out a 117-108 triple-overtime victory over Valparaiso Friday night. There were 23 leads changes and the score was tied 17 times as neither team could gain the advantage until Mercer (5-3) finally outscored Valparaiso (4-4) in the third overtime 16-7. Valparaiso had a chance for the win but missed two layups at the end...
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November 30, 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...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Evansville beats Valparaiso 100-92

D.J. Balentine made six 3-pointers and scored 32 points as Evansville held on to beat Valparaiso 100-92 on Wednesday night. Evansville (4-0) led by 25 at halftime and built a 65-38 lead with 16 minutes to play. But Valparaiso then went on a 16-2 run and ultimately cut Evansville's lead to 91-85 with 1:13 remaining. Balentine has now scored at least 29 points in four straight games...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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