The Crusaders (17-6, 7-2 Horizon), who had won six in a row before losing Wednesday night at Youngstown State, led by as many as 36 points in Friday's game. Valparaiso led 37-21 at halftime in running its home record to 11-1.
Jordan Aaron led Milwaukee (5-18, 1-8) with 17 points. The Panthers fell behind to stay 5 minutes into the game in dropping their fifth in a row, and they are 0-11 on the road this season.
The guard prospect was one of the top players at the annual Spiece Run N Slam event.
SMU has signed a second player from Australia, 6-foot-11 forward Harry Froling, to a national letter of intent. The Mustangs previously signed guard Tom Wilson from Australia.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?