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Valparaiso vs Illinois-Chicago

Valparaiso 75, Ill.-Chicago 70

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CHICAGO (AP) - Ryan Broekhoff had 21 points and 10 rebounds as Valparaiso pulled away late for a 75-70 victory against Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday night.

LaVonte Dority added 18 points and Kevin Van Wijk 16 for the Crusaders (12-5, 2-1 Horizon League).

Gary Talton had 25 points and Josh Crittle 16 for the Flames (10-6, 1-2).

In a constantly-close game - there were 13 ties, with the largest lead by either team nine points - Valpo gained a late foothold with consecutive baskets by Broekhoff, Dority and Van Wijk for a 67-61 cushion with 54 seconds remaining. Each time Illinois-Chicago cut the margin to four points, the Crusaders answered.

Valpo went 6 for 6 from the free-throw line in the final 12 seconds.

Daniel Barnes had eight steals for the Flames, tying a school record.

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