INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Valparaiso center Derrik Smits will play his final college basketball season at Butler.
The 7-foot-1 center will be eligible immediately. Smits averaged 12.2...
Valpo faces Loyola-Chicago in MVC quarters
Valparaiso (15-17, 8-11) vs. No. 1 seed Loyola of Chicago (19-12, 12-6)
Missouri Valley Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Enterprise Center, St. Louis; Friday, 1 p.m. EST
Valpo, Indiana St. meet in MVC tourney
No. 9 seed Valparaiso (14-17, 7-11) vs. No. 8 seed Indiana State (15-15, 7-11)
Missouri Valley Conference Tourney First Round, Enterprise Center, St. Louis; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
Kennell scores 20 to lead Bradley past Valparaiso 67-42
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Nate Kennell had a season-high 20 points as Bradley rolled past Valparaiso 67-42 on Wednesday night.
Elijah Childs had 18 points and eight rebounds for Bradley (17-13,...
Valpo looks to sweep Bradley
Valparaiso (14-15, 7-9) vs. Bradley (16-13, 8-8)
Carver Arena, Peoria, Illinois; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Bradley seeks revenge on Valparaiso after dropping the first matchup...
Green scores 22 to lead N. Iowa over Valparaiso 64-53
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — AJ Green had 22 points as Northern Iowa beat Valparaiso 64-53 on Saturday night.
Luke McDonnell had 13 points for Northern Iowa (14-15, 9-7 Missouri Valley...
Northern Iowa seeks revenge on Valpo
Valparaiso (14-14, 7-8) vs. Northern Iowa (13-15, 8-7)
McLeod Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Valparaiso goes for the season sweep over Northern Iowa after...
Smits with 11, Valparaiso holds on to beat S. Illinois 55-52
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Derrik Smits scored 11 points off the bench and Valparaiso held on to beat Southern Illinois 55-52 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game skid.
Ellingson scores 21 to lift Drake over Valparaiso 84-79
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Brady Ellingson had 21 points as Drake narrowly beat Valparaiso 84-79 on Saturday.
Nick McGlynn had 16 points and nine rebounds for Drake (20-7, 9-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Tremell Murphy added five assists.
Deion Lavender had 16 points and six rebounds for the Crusaders (13-14, 6-8). Javon Freeman added 15 points and five steals. Derrik Smits had 15 points.
Freeman helps Valparaiso upset Illinois State 69-53 on road
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Freshman Javon Freeman scored a career-high 27 points on 11-of-13 shooting and Valparaiso upset Illinois State 69-53 on Tuesday night.
Smits leads Valparaiso past Northern Iowa 75-66
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Derrik Smits finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds for his third double-double of the season and Valparaiso turned back Northern Iowa 75-66 on Saturday.
Valparaiso holds off Southern Illinois 65-61
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Derrik Smits scored 16 points with eight rebounds and Deion Lavender had a clutch basket with 13 seconds left and Valparaiso held off Southern Illinois 65-61 on Saturday.
Golder’s half-court shot lifts Valparaiso over Illinois St.
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Markus Golder put up a leaping, one-handed shot from half court , the ball snapping through the net at the buzzer as Valparaiso completed a wild last-minute comeback to defeat Illinois State 58-56 in a Missouri Valley Conference opener Wednesday night.
Valparaiso beats Div. II Purdue Northwest 97-61
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Ryan Fazekas scored 19 points with five rebounds and led five players in double-figure scoring as Valparaiso beat Division II Purdue Northwest 97-61 on Saturday.
Fazekas was 7 of 12 from the field including five from distance for the Crusaders (7-6). Markus Golder added 18 points and six rebounds, Javon Freeman had 15 points and seven rebounds, Jaume Sorolla had 11 points and nine rebounds and Derrik Smits had 10 points.
Evely, Fazekas lift Valparaiso over George Washington 82-79
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bakari Evelyn scored 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting with a career-high six 3-pointers, Ryan Fazekas scored a go-ahead 3, and Valparaiso beat George Washington 82-79 on Saturday.
Kamga buzzer-beater gets High Point past Valparaiso, 55-53
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Brandon Kamga hit a jumper with a second left to give High Point a 55-53 win at Valparaiso on Tuesday night.
The Panthers bounced back from a 70-69 loss at Eastern Kentucky on a last-second 3-pointer Saturday.
Smits, Golder lift Valpo past UC Riverside 82-73
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Derrik Smits scored 18 points with six rebounds and Markus Golder scored 16 and Valparaiso beat UC Riverside 82-73 on Sunday.
Valparaiso (5-3) has won three of its last four and has scored at least 72 points in those games.
Smits leads Valparaiso past UNLV 72-64
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derrik Smits scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and Valparaiso beat UNLV 72-64 on Wednesday night.
Smits was 8 of 16 from the field for the Crusaders (4-3). Bakari Evelyn added 13 points, five assists and four steals before fouling out and Markus Golder had 10 points.
Valparaiso had 13 steals contributing to 25 UNLV turnovers.
Ahmad, Konate have career days as WVU beats Valpo 88-76
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Esa Ahmad and Sagaba Konate lit up in the second half and combined for 56 points to lift West Virginia over feisty Valparaiso 88-76 on Saturday afternoon.
After starting the game with only two points, both coming from the foul line, Konate lit up the second half for the Mountaineers (3-2) with a career-high 26 points, including a career-high five three-pointers, and earned a double-double with 10 rebounds.
Freeman guides Valparaiso past Concordia ILL 121-65
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Javon Freeman tossed in 22 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the floor to lead six players in double figures and added four assists and three steals to propel Valparaiso to a lop-sided 121-65 victory over Division III-member Concordia (Illinois) on Tuesday night.
Smits with 22 points leads Valparaiso over Drake 69-64
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Derrik Smits scored a career-best 22 points and grabbed six rebounds and Valparaiso closed out the regular season with a 69-64 win over Drake on Saturday.
Smits was 10 of 14 from the field for the Crusaders (15-16, 6-12 Missouri Valley Conference), who finish last in conference and will not see tournament play. Markus Golder added 13 points and nine rebounds and Tevonn Walker had 11 points and nine rebounds.
Golder rallies Valparaiso late to 77-64 win over Bradley
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Markus Golder scored all of his 16 points in the second half and Valparaiso rallied late to beat Bradley 77-64 on Saturday night.
Fayne ties career-high 24, Illinois State beats Valpo 76-65
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Phil Fayne tied his career high with 24 points on 11-of-12 shooting and grabbed nine boards to help Illinois State beat Valparaiso 76-65 on Saturday night.
Milik Yarbrough added 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Redbirds (11-11, 5-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Keyshawn Evans had three 3-pointers and scored 17.
Loyola-Chicago peels away from Valpo for 70-54 win
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Clayton Custer scored 18 points with five assists and four steals and Loyola-Chicago pulled away from Valparaiso in the second half for a 70-54 win on Sunday.
Aundre Jackson added 12 points, Donte Ingram 11 and Cameron Krutwig 10. Ingram and Krutwig each had seven rebounds. Loyola-Chicago (16-4, 6-2 Missouri Valley) protected the ball with 16 assists on 27 made shots and committed just eight turnovers.
Walker’s 26 points help Valparaiso beat Drake 77-60
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Tevonn Walker scored 26 points and grabbed six rebounds as Valparaiso ended Drake's five-game win streak with a 77-60 victory Wednesday night.
Walker, Max Joseph and Bakari Evelyn combined to make eight 3-pointers, and Derrik Smits had two dunks, in an explosive first half for the Crusaders (11-7, 2-3 Missouri Valley Conference) that gave them a 46-35 lead at intermission.
Joseph, Sorolla lead Valpo past Southern Illinois 83-72
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Max Joseph and Jaume Sorolla scored 17 points apiece, both career highs, to lead Valparaiso to an 83-72 win over Southern Illinois on Saturday.
Bakari Evelyn hit 4 of 5 3-pointers and added 14 points for the Crusaders (10-7, 1-3 Missouri Valley Conference). Markus Golder added 13 and Derrik Smits 11.
Armon Fletcher had a career-high 32 points and 14 rebounds for the Huskies (10-7, 2-2) and Kavion Pippen scored 14 points.
Valpo beats Kent State 77-67 for 6th straight victory
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Tevonn Walker scored 19 points, Bakari Evelyn had 13 points and seven assists, and Valparaiso beat Kent State 77-67 on Friday night for its sixth straight win.
Valpo is off to its best start since the 1966-67 squad won seven in a row. The Crusaders play UNC Wilmington on Saturday.
Burton leads Valpo to commanding 83-50 win over SE Louisiana
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Joe Burton scored 18 points and missed just three of 11 shot attempts, Bakari Evelyn scored 14 points and Valparaiso drubbed Southeastern Louisiana 83-50 on Sunday.
Derrik Smits made all six of his shots and finished with 12 points and collected six rebounds for Valparaiso.
Walker, Golder help Valparaiso beat NAIA Trinity Christian
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Tevonn Walker scored 18 points and Markus Golder added 17 to help Valparaiso beat NAIA Trinity Christian 83-46 on Monday night.
Golder made 6 of 9 from the field and Derrik Smits had 10 points, on 5-of-5 shooting, and eight rebounds for Valparaiso (2-0).
Valparaiso beats Youngstown State 78-62
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Alec Peters had 17 points and 15 rebounds and Shane Hammink added 15 points to help Valparaiso beat Youngstown State 78-62 on Thursday night.
Peters and Tevonn Walker had back-to-back 3s to give Valparaiso (13-4, 3-1 Horizon League) its largest lead at 69-46 with 7:29 left. Youngstown State (8-10, 2-3) scored eight straight to narrow the margin to 73-58 with 2:14 left.
Walker, Peters lead Valparaiso over Illinois-Chicago 70-59
CHICAGO (AP) — Tevonn Walker scored 23 points, and Alec Peters added 18 points and 11 rebounds as Valparaiso beat Illinois-Chicago 70-59, its 16th straight win over the Flames, in a Horizon League opener on Friday.
Walker was 8 of 9 from the field, and Peters was 5-of-15 shooting from the field and has scored in double-figures in every game this season for the Crusaders (11-3). Derrik Smits chipped in 11 points.