Butler vs Valparaiso

Valparaiso ousts Butler in Horizon semis

CBSSports.com wire reports

VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Ryan Broekhoff had 19 points and 16 rebounds as Valparaiso defeated Butler 65-46 Saturday night in the semifinals of the Horizon League tournament.

The top-seeded Crusaders (22-10) advance to the championship game Tuesday against third-seeded Detroit.

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Kevin Van Wijk and Erik Buggs added 11 points each for Valparaiso, which shot 54 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Bulldogs 39-22.

Fifth-seeded Butler (20-14) got 18 points from Chrishawn Hopkins and 12 from Erik Fromm. The Bulldogs shot just 33 percent overall and made 2 of 11 3-pointers.

The Crusaders used a 17-1 run early in the game to go on top 19-8. Butler pulled within 31-24 at halftime and opened the second half with another basket to make it a five-point game. But Broekhoff answered with a 3-pointer that started an 18-4 Valparaiso run as the Crusaders cruised to their third victory over the Bulldogs this season.

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Butler Bulldogs
R. Jones, F231-30-02242
K. Marshall, F231-40-03022
A. Smith, C160-40-00020
C. Hopkins, G356-155-810118
R. Nored, G321-42-42424
E. Fromm215-112-460212
J. Aldridge131-30-02112
K. Woods120-10-02100
C. Stigall110-20-01010
A. Smeathers71-30-01133
G. Butcher51-11-10013
A. Barlow10-00-00010
E. Kampen10-00-00000
Totals 17-5110-172292046
Valparaiso Crusaders
R. Broekhoff, F336-95-6162219
K. Van Wijk, F214-73-471211
E. Buggs, G274-71-531111
W. Bogan, G230-20-01120
B. Boggs, G231-23-43015
J. Harris283-71-21229
M. Kenney231-30-03422
R. Edwards194-60-03038
N. Shelton10-00-00000
N. Stegelmann10-00-00000
H. Vucic10-00-00000
Totals 23-4313-2139111565
Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Green Bay12-424-954
Clev. St.11-519-15126
Wright St.3-1311-20263
Youngstown St.2-1411-21291
Other games
GTOWN 69 Final
MU 83
TNST 52 Final
Illinois St 65 Final
Wich St 64
Temple 80 Final
Louisville 49 Final
Syracuse 58
Missouri 81 Final
TTU 59
EVAN 71 Final
NC 88 Final
Baylor 72 Final
Iowa St 80
SDSU 98 Final
TCU 92
Texas 63 Final
Kansas 73
Wyoming 63 Final