Scores

Final

Valparaiso 74

(12-9, 4-2 Horizon)

Youngstown St 71

(12-9, 3-3 Horizon)

7:05 PM ET, January 23, 2014

Beeghly Physical Education Center, Youngstown, Ohio

1 2 T
VALP 27 4774
YSU 36 3571

Top Performers

Valparaiso: L. Dority 27 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl

Youngstown State: B. Hain 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Blk

Valparaiso beats Youngstown State 74-71

Associated Press

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Lavonte Dority scored 27 points Thursday night, including the game-winning free throw, and Valparaiso rallied to beat Youngstown State 74-71.

Jubril Adekoya scored 13 for the Crusaders (12-9, 4-2 Horizon) and Moussa Gueye 11.

Ryan Weber put Youngstown State (12-9, 3-3) up 11-8 with a trey and the Penguins pulled away to a 36-27 half-time lead.

Adekoya tied it at 40 in the second half with a layup and Valparaiso pulled ahead by five on a free throw by Dority, but Youngstown came back to lead 49-47 on a jumper by DJ Cole. Keith Carter's jumper put Valparaiso up 66-65 with 1:37 left and the lead flip-flopped until Dority hit a pair of free throws for a 72-68 lead. Youngstown State's Kendrick Perry made it 72-71 with a 3-pointer, but the Penguins got no closer.

Bobby Hain led Youngstown with 16 points, Perry had 15, Weber 14 and Cole 12.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VALP
YSU
Points 74 71
FG Made-Attempted 24-52 (.462) 20-46 (.435)
3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 6-18 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 22-25 (.880) 25-32 (.781)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 23, 2014 VALP 74, @YSU 71Recap
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