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Valparaiso remains undefeated, beats Utah State 72-65

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Tevonn Walker scored 25 points and Valparaiso beat Utah State 72-65 on Tuesday night to remain undefeated.

Walker was 10-of-17 shooting and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. Jaume Sorolla added 16 points and Bakari Evelyn chipped in 10 points for Valparaiso (8-0), which is off to its third-best program start.

Sam Merrill scored 19 points to lead Utah State (4-4), which had its two-game win streak snapped and is 0-4 on the road. Daron Henson added 10 points.

The Crusaders took the lead for good with about four minutes left in the first half. Henson's 3-pointer and Merrill's two free throws pulled the Aggies to 52-49 with 9:46 remaining. Walker made a layup and 3-pointer and Utah State didn't get closer.

Valparaiso shot 26 of 61 from the field (42.6 percent), but just 2 of 13 from long range with Walker making them both. Utah State was 9-of-33 shooting from 3-point range and missed 11 free throws.

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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 Utah State 4-4 313465
home team logo Valparaiso 8-0 343872
Team Stats
away team logo Utah State 4-4 78.7 PPG 43.4 RPG 17.1 APG
home team logo Valparaiso 8-0 66.8 PPG 36.3 RPG 13.1 APG
Key Players
5
S. Merrill 20.9 PPG 3.9 RPG 4.2 APG 46.1 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
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
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