Scores

Final

Valparaiso 68

(20-6, 10-2 Horizon)

Wright State 61

(17-9, 8-5 Horizon)

    7:00 PM ET, February 12, 2013

    Ervin J. Nutter Center, Dayton, Ohio

    1 2 T
    VALP 34 3468
    WRST 28 3361

    Top Performers

    Valparaiso: K. Van Wijk 20 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast

    Wright State: A. Pacher 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Valparaiso 68, Wright St. 61

    Associated Press

    DAYTON, Ohio -- Kevin Van Wijk scored 20 points with nine rebounds as Horizon League leader Valparaiso held off Wright State 68-61 Tuesday night, sweeping the season series and becoming the first conference team to reach 20 wins.

    The Crusaders (20-6, 10-2), who have won four straight and 10 of their last 11, also defeated the Raiders 69-63 on Jan. 19.

    Valparaiso never trailed, leading by 13 in the first half. Wright State climbed back, closing to 51-49 with 10:24 left. The Raiders got within two twice more, but could not pull ahead.

    Leading 57-55 with 5:58 left, the Crusaders made 7 of 8 free throws and two baskets compared to Wright State's 3-of-12 shooting from the field.

    Matt Kenney added 15 points and Ryan Broekhoff 10.

    A.J. Pacher scored a career-high 23 points off the bench for the Raiders (17-9, 8-5), surpassing his previous season high of 10 points in the opener.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VALP
    WRST
    Points 68 61
    FG Made-Attempted 23-47 (.489) 23-55 (.418)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-16 (.250) 3-13 (.231)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-20 (.900) 12-14 (.857)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 0

    2012-13 Season

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