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
Valparaiso routs Indiana St. 77-55 in MVC tourney
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Javon Freeman-Liberty had 17 points and seven rebounds and Markus Golder posted 18 points as Valparaiso rolled past Indiana State 77-55 in the Missouri Valley Conference Tourney...
Evansville finishes strong to beat Valparaiso 64-53
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Marty Hill had 14 points to go with six rebounds as Evansville took control in the second half to beat Valparaiso 64-53 on Saturday afternoon to halt a four-game skid.
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.
Balanced Loyola-Chicago rolls past Valparaiso 71-54
CHICAGO (AP) — Aher Uguak, Cameron Krutwig and Cooper Kaifes each scored 12 points and Loyola-Chicago beat Valparaiso 71-54 on Tuesday night.
Loyola-Chicago (11-7, 4-1) rebounded from a 67-48 loss at Evansville in their last outing, and is now tied atop the Missouri Valley Conference standings with the Crusaders (11-7, 4-1), who had its five-game win streak snapped.
Freeman has 17 points, leads Valparaiso over Bradley 61-50
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Javon Freeman scored 17 points and Valparaiso cruised to a 61-50 victory over Bradley on Tuesday night for its fourth straight win.
Freeman's dunk at the 6:50 mark of the first half gave the Crusaders a double-digit lead they held for most of the game. An 8-0 surge, capped by a dunk and 3-pointer from Luuk van Bree, pulled Bradley to 50-45 with 2:43 remaining. Bakari Evelyn answered with a 3 and Freeman added two dunks as Valparaiso closed on an 11-5 run.
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.
Teague’s double-double helps Ball State beat Valpo 77-61
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Tahjai Teague had his first double-double of the season and K.J. Walton scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting to help Ball State beat Valparaiso 77-61 Monday night.
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.
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.
Haldeman’s late 3 helps Northern Iowa hold off Valparaiso
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Spencer Haldeman drained a late trey to give Northern Iowa enough cushion to hold off Valparaiso 68-63 on Tuesday night.
Haldeman's 3-pointer with 47 seconds left gave the Panthers a 62-56 lead. Tevonn Walker answered with a 3 for Valparaiso to close to 62-59. Haldeman then made two free throws and Bennett Koch finished the scoring with four straight free throws.
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.
Evansville beats Valparaiso for 21st straight time
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Ryan Taylor scored 31 points on 10-of-23 shooting for his fifth 20-point game in a row, and Evansville beat in-state foe Valparaiso 63-59 on Wednesday night for its 21st straight series win dating to 1969.
K.J. Riley added nine points with six boards and Taylor had seven rebounds for the Purple Aces (16-10, 6-7 Missouri Valley Conference), who shot 46.8 percent from the floor in winning four of their last five.
Pippen, Fletcher carry SIU past Valparaiso 65-59
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Kavion Pippen scored 21 points and Armon Fletcher's go-ahead 3-pointer from the left baseline helped propel Southern Illinois to a 65-59 win over Valparaiso on Saturday night.
Evelyn scores 20, Valparaiso beats Indiana State 69-63
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Bakari Evelyn scored 20 points and Valparaiso snapped a five-game slide, beating Indiana State 69-63 on Wednesday night.
The Crusaders (12-12, 3-8 Missouri Valley Conference) trailed 54-52 late in the second half when Markus Golder hit a 3-pointer and Max Joseph a dunk to give them the lead for good, 57-54, with 3:56 to go. Indiana State cut it to 65-63 with 30 seconds remaining, but a Tevonn Walker dunk with six seconds left helped seal the win.
Johnson has double-double, Missouri State beats Valpo 64-57
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Alize Johnson had 24 points and 17 rebounds and Missouri State held off Valparaiso for a 64-57 victory on Wednesday night.
Johnson was 9-of-14 shooting, made three 3-pointers and collected his eighth straight double-double. Jarred Dixon finished with 12 points for Missouri State (15-5, 5-2 Missouri Valley Conference), which swept the Crusaders and has won six of its last eight.
Northern Iowa gets 1st MVC win, holds off Valparaiso, 81-76
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Tywhon Pickford and Austin Phyfe combined to score 43 points and Northern Iowa held off Valparaiso late, 81-76 to earn its first Missouri Valley Conference victory on Saturday night.
Northern Iowa now has won 23 of the 25 meetings between the schools.
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.
Thomas scores 19 as Bradley beats Valparaiso 80-71
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Donte Thomas scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Bradley beat Valparaiso 80-71 in Missouri Valley Conference action on Wednesday night.
Koch Bar and Nate Kennell added 14 points apiece for the Braves (12-4, 2-1). Darrell Brown had 12 points and seven assists and Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye pulled down 14 rebounds in addition to his six points.
Evelyn’s 30 points lead Valpo past UNC Wilmington, 79-70
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Bakari Evelyn had a career-high 30 points on 8-of-11 shooting and Tevonn Walker scored seven of his 16 points in the final 48 seconds to help Valparaiso beat UNC Wilmington 79-70 on Saturday night at the Savannah Invitational.
Evelyn, who transferred from Nebraska, hit 3 of 4 from 3-point range and 11 of 12 from the free-throw line and grabbed eight rebounds.
Valpo (7-0) won its first seven games for the first time since the 1966-67 season.
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.
Walker leads Valparaiso to 5th straight win, beating Samford
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Tevonn Walker had 26 points, nine rebounds and five assists as Valparaiso remained undefeated, fighting off Samford for an 88-67 win on Tuesday night.
Joe Burton hit 7 of 8 field goals to finish with 16 points and Markus Golder added 11 with six rebounds for Valparaiso (5-0).
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).
Bradford’s 20 leads Valparaiso past North Park, 88-46
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Micah Bradford came off the bench to score a career-high 20 points and lead Valparaiso to an 88-46 win over Division III North Park in the season opener Friday night.
The Crusaders held the Division III Vikings scoreless for more than 10 minutes to start the game, opening with a 15-0 run, and built a 23-point advantage after the first 20 minutes to lead 40-17 at intermission. Valparaiso also held North Park scoreless for more than five minutes in the second half.