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Valparaiso vs Kent State

Valparaiso 88, Kent St. 83

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KENT, Ohio (AP) - Kevin Van Wijk netted a career-high 25 points, including a last-second tip-in to ensure overtime, as Valparaiso topped Kent State 88-83 Saturday in a nonconference showdown.

The Crusaders (3-1), who led by nine with 10:48 to play, were down 75-72 with seven seconds left after Chris Evans hit a pair of free throws for the Golden Flashes (2-2).

Kent State fouled Erik Buggs with four seconds left, and Buggs hit the first but missed the second of his two shots. Van Wijk tipped in the rebound off Buggs' miss, though, sending the game to overtime.

Backed by five points from Buggs, Valparaiso opened overtime on a 7-0 run en route to the win. Buggs finished with 15 points.

Randal Holt netted 20 for Kent State, and passed Nate Meers for fifth on the Golden Flashes' all-time leaderboard for 3-pointers, draining three 3s to give him 168 for his career.

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Valparaiso Crusaders
R. Broekhoff, F395-104-552115
K. Van Wijk, F326-813-1450425
W. Bogan, G332-40-02225
E. Buggs, G284-47-922315
B. Boggs, G270-44-40144
M. Kenney336-92-365416
J. Coleman232-44-62058
V. Fernandez100-00-00040
Totals 25-4334-4126122788
 58.1%82.9% 
Kent State Golden Flashes
C. Evans, F334-79-1131418
M. Henniger, F202-54-42058
D. Goodson, F160-30-01230
K. Brewer, G413-65-731411
R. Holt, G396-145-641320
B. Pope345-122-431413
M. Tabb133-43-43059
K. Thomas90-11-20011
C. Ortiz81-21-24013
E. Morris Jr.70-00-02000
D. Manley30-10-00020
K. Spicer20-00-00000
Totals 24-5530-402863283
 43.6%75% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Valparaiso13-326-567
Green Bay12-423-762
Clev. St.11-517-13125
Oakland11-516-15134
Milwaukee9-714-16208
Detroit7-914-17197
Ill.-Chicago4-128-23306
Wright St.3-1311-19248
Youngstown St.2-1411-20287

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EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bowling Green11-519-887
Buffalo10-619-931
Kent St.10-619-10102
Akron9-718-11130
Miami (Ohio)7-912-17229
Ohio4-129-18239
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
C. Michigan11-521-681
Toledo11-519-1074
W. Michigan9-717-11112
E. Michigan6-1017-12169
N. Illinois6-1012-15199
Ball St.2-147-20270
 
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