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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Scoreboard
Valparaiso (12-6) «334275
Illinois-Chicago (11-6)304070
 
Valparaiso Crusaders
R. Broekhoff, F317-134-5101021
K. Van Wijk, F234-58-830516
W. Bogan, G290-52-21012
M. Kenney, G280-24-43314
E. Buggs, G252-30-13234
L. Dority256-113-414018
B. Capobianco162-32-46056
J. Coleman160-12-23012
B. Boggs71-10-00102
Totals 22-4425-3031111675
 50%83.3% 
Illinois-Chicago Flames
M. Brown, F300-30-02100
H. Humes, F295-100-011512
J. Crittle, C306-144-472416
D. Barnes, G363-90-08226
G. Talton, G326-811-1134425
J. Miller141-21-10013
J. Parker122-52-21106
A. Fells80-10-00020
W. Simonton60-30-03030
J. Wiegand31-10-01012
Totals 24-5618-1826112270
 42.9%100% 
Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Green Bay14-224-7
Clev. St.12-421-12
Wright St.10-621-15
Valparaiso9-718-16
Milwaukee7-921-14
Oakland7-913-20
Youngstown St.6-1015-17
Detroit6-1013-19
Ill.-Chicago1-156-25
 
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