VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Matt Kenney scored 14 points to help Valparaiso beat Cleveland State 74-50 Friday night.
Valparaiso (11-5, 1-1 Horizon) led throughout the game and had a 35-18 edge at halftime.
Valparaiso shot 46 percent from the field for the game, while the Vikings shot 30 percent. Valparaiso outrebounded Cleveland State 43-27.
Valparaiso plays University of Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday. Cleveland State hosts UIC on Monday.
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Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
College basketball fans should be excited about next season's Jimmy V Classic, an event that will feature Duke's heralded freshman class.