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Butler vs Valparaiso

Valparaiso 71, Butler 59


VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) - Kevin Van Wijk hit 8 of 9 shots and scored 18 points Friday night, leading Horizon League champion Valparaiso past Butler 71-59 and denying the Bulldogs a chance to clinch second place.

Will Bogan made three 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the Crusaders (21-10, 14-4), who have won seven of nine. Ben Boggs scored 11 points, and Ryan Broekhoff hauled in nine rebounds.

Khyle Marshall's 17 points paced the Bulldogs (17-13, 11-7), whose five-game winning streak ended. Andrew Smith added 12 points, and Ronald Nored had 11 points and eight assists.

Butler would have clinched second place with a victory but now can finish anywhere from second to fifth, pending Saturday's results.

Valparaiso never trailed, enjoying its biggest lead at 27-12 late in the first half.

The big difference came at the free throw line. The Crusaders sank 26 of 33 to Butler's 13 of 22.

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Butler Bulldogs
R. Jones, F323-71-15247
E. Fromm, F110-10-00020
A. Smith, C265-132-550412
R. Nored, G363-73-448311
C. Hopkins, G323-112-24059
K. Marshall286-95-852417
C. Stigall221-50-02123
K. Woods100-10-02020
J. Aldridge30-10-20000
A. Barlow00-00-00000
Totals 21-5513-2231132659
Valparaiso Crusaders
R. Broekhoff, F332-92-29226
K. Van Wijk, F248-92-550518
E. Buggs, G332-25-82139
W. Bogan, G313-55-643014
B. Boggs, G232-57-753311
M. Kenney231-50-01123
J. Harris171-42-21115
R. Edwards161-33-33045
N. Shelton00-00-00000
N. Stegelmann00-00-00000
Totals 20-4226-3332112071
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Youngstown St.1-810-14281
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