Butler vs Valparaiso

Valparaiso ousts Butler in Horizon semis

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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
 33.3%58.8% 
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
 53.5%61.9% 
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Oakland11-516-17155
Milwaukee9-714-16207
Detroit7-915-18206
Ill.-Chicago4-1210-24297
Wright St.3-1311-20263
Youngstown St.2-1411-21291
 
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