Valparaiso vs Wright State

Valparaiso 68, Wright St. 61

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Kevin Van Wijk scored 20 points with nine rebounds as Horizon League leader Valparaiso held off Wright State 68-61 Tuesday night, sweeping the season series and becoming the first conference team to reach 20 wins.

The Crusaders (20-6, 10-2), who have won four straight and 10 of their last 11, also defeated the Raiders 69-63 on Jan. 19.

Valparaiso never trailed, leading by 13 in the first half. Wright State climbed back, closing to 51-49 with 10:24 left. The Raiders got within two twice more, but could not pull ahead.

Leading 57-55 with 5:58 left, the Crusaders made 7 of 8 free throws and two baskets compared to Wright State's 3-of-12 shooting from the field.

Matt Kenney added 15 points and Ryan Broekhoff 10.

A.J. Pacher scored a career-high 23 points off the bench for the Raiders (17-9, 8-5), surpassing his previous season high of 10 points in the opener.

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Valparaiso Crusaders
R. Broekhoff, F353-123-453010
K. Van Wijk, F248-104-591420
E. Buggs, G352-31-14135
W. Bogan, G342-30-00115
B. Boggs, G132-40-00225
M. Kenney265-84-453115
B. Capobianco211-32-27034
L. Dority120-44-40024
Totals 23-4718-2031111668
 48.9%90% 
Wright State Raiders
C. Darling, F304-110-03228
T. Sledge, F100-30-03040
K. Griffin, G301-30-02313
M. Vest, G161-10-01002
J. Bramanti, G90-13-41103
R. Arceneaux314-100-04129
M. Dixon314-85-512113
A. Pacher249-144-563423
J. Young110-30-04030
J. Yoho80-10-01000
Totals 23-5512-1427121761
 41.8%85.7% 
Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Valparaiso13-328-650
Green Bay12-424-954
Clev. St.11-519-15126
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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