Wilkins scores career-high 20 as Drake beats Valpo 70-59
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Freshman D.J. Wilkins had a season-high 20 points — his 10th consecutive game scoring in double figures — to help Drake beat Valparaiso 70-59 on Saturday night and extend its win streak to four games.
Wilkins hit 4 of 8 from 3-point range, grabbed six rebounds and had four assists. Nick McGlynn and Tremell Murphy added 11 points apiece and Brady Ellingson scored 10 for Drake (16-5, 5-3 Missouri Valley Conference).
Big 1st half carries Valparaiso past Missouri State, 82-66
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Ryan Fazekas scored 18 points and Valparaiso used a big first half to roll past Missouri State, 82-66 and pick up a Missouri Valley Conference victory on the road Saturday afternoon.
Valpo needed a running, 50-foot buzzer beater to get past Illinois State in its conference opener, but wasted no time taking charge against the Bears, rolling to a 46-24 advantage by intermission.
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.
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.
MICHIGAN CITY — Marquette graduate Ryan Fazekas, the 2015 News-Dispatch Boys Basketball Player of the Year, has announced he is transferring from Providence College to Valparaiso University.
Holt’s 18 leads Providence to 79-59 win over Maine
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Emmit Holt scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Providence pulled away early to beat Maine 79-59 on Tuesday night for its sixth straight win.
Jalen Lindsey added 12 points and the Friars (10-2) never trailed, outrebounding the Black Bears 43-37 and outscoring them 32-22 in the paint.
Providence is 12-1 all-time against Maine.