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Evelyn's 30 points lead Valpo past UNC Wilmington, 79-70

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) Bakari Evelyn had a career-high 30 points on 8-of-11 shooting and Tevonn Walker scored seven of his 16 points in the final 48 seconds to help Valparaiso beat UNC Wilmington 79-70 on Saturday night at the Savannah Invitational.

Evelyn, who transferred from Nebraska, hit 3 of 4 from 3-point range and 11 of 12 from the free-throw line and grabbed eight rebounds.

Valpo (7-0) won its first seven games for the first time since the 1966-67 season.

Markus Golder hit a 3-pointer to cap a 9-0 run that gave the Crusaders the lead, 58-50, for good with nine minutes to go. Jay Estime's layup trimmed UNC Wilmington's deficit to four points with 3 1/2 minutes left, but Evelyn hit a jumper to make it 69-63 and Valpo made 10 of 12 free throws from there to seal it.

Ty Taylor and Jordon Talley scored 13 points apiece and Devontae Cacok fouled out after scoring 12 with 10 rebounds for the Seahawks (2-3). UNC Wilmington led 50-49 before Cacok's fourth foul sent John Kiser to the line - and Cacok to the bench - with 11:30 left. Kiser hit both free throws to spark the decisive run.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo UNC-Wilmington 2-3 353570
home team logo Valparaiso 7-0 354479
Team Stats
away team logo UNC-Wilmington 2-3 76.2 PPG 39.3 RPG 15.0 APG
home team logo Valparaiso 7-0 66.8 PPG 36.3 RPG 13.1 APG
Key Players
15
D. Cacok 15.2 PPG 12.3 RPG 0.6 APG 59.0 FG%
21
D. Smits 12.2 PPG 5.7 RPG 0.8 APG 59.4 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB