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Smits leads Valparaiso past UNLV 72-64

LAS VEGAS (AP) Derrik Smits scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and Valparaiso beat UNLV 72-64 on Wednesday night.

Smits was 8 of 16 from the field for the Crusaders (4-3). Bakari Evelyn added 13 points, five assists and four steals before fouling out and Markus Golder had 10 points.

Valparaiso had 13 steals contributing to 25 UNLV turnovers.

The Crusaders trailed 31-20 with five minutes to play in the first half then surged 11-4 on a 3-pointer by Evelyn and dunks by Golder and Javon Freeman to tighten it to 35-31 at halftime.

Smits scored on a layup to start the second half then followed with a 3-point play to give the Crusaders a 36-35 edge. An Evelyn 3-pointer and another Golder dunk helped stretch it to 48-39 with 12:48 to play and the Crusaders cruised from there.

Shakur Juiston scored 14 points and matched his career-best with 19 rebounds for the Rebels (4-2).

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Key Players
D. Lavender
S. Juiston
29.2 Min. Per Game 29.2
12.0 Pts. Per Game 12.0
1.8 Ast. Per Game 1.8
8.4 Reb. Per Game 8.4
61.5 Field Goal % 47.7
37.5 Three Point % 30.0
80.0 Free Throw % 60.0
  Defensive rebound by Valparaiso 0.0
  Amauri Hardy missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
  Offensive rebound by Tervell Beck 3.0
  Noah Robotham missed 3-pt. jump shot 5.0
  Lost ball turnover on Bakari Evelyn 7.0
  Defensive rebound by Javon Freeman-Liberty 12.0
  Bryce Hamilton missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Deion Lavender 14.0
+ 1 Bakari Evelyn made 2nd of 2 free throws 18.0
+ 1 Bakari Evelyn made 1st of 2 free throws 18.0
  Personal foul on Amauri Hardy 18.0
+ 3 Amauri Hardy made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Noah Robotham 23.0
Team Stats
Points 72 64
Field Goals 26-70 (37.1%) 27-66 (40.9%)
3-Pointers 5-18 (27.8%) 3-17 (17.6%)
Free Throws 15-18 (83.3%) 7-9 (77.8%)
Total Rebounds 41 45
Offensive 15 14
Defensive 22 27
Team 4 4
Assists 16 10
Steals 13 8
Blocks 4 7
Turnovers 17 25
Fouls 13 19
Technicals 1 0
20 PTS, 12 REB, 2 AST
14 PTS, 19 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Valparaiso 4-3 314172
home team logo UNLV 4-2 352964
Team Stats
away team logo Valparaiso 4-3 66.8 PPG 36.3 RPG 13.1 APG
home team logo UNLV 4-2 73.4 PPG 42.5 RPG 12.9 APG
Key Players
21
D. Smits C 12.2 PPG 5.7 RPG 0.8 APG 59.4 FG%
10
S. Juiston F 10.8 PPG 8.8 RPG 2.0 APG 44.3 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Smits C 20 PTS 12 REB 2 AST
S. Juiston F 14 PTS 19 REB 1 AST
37.1 FG% 40.9
27.8 3PT FG% 17.6
83.3 FT% 77.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Smits 20 12 2 8/16 0/0 4/6 4 31 1 1 3 3 9
B. Evelyn 13 1 5 2/13 2/7 7/8 3 32 4 0 5 1 0
D. Lavender 9 4 3 4/6 1/3 0/0 1 35 4 1 4 0 4
J. Freeman-Liberty 9 2 3 4/8 1/2 0/0 0 32 3 0 1 0 2
R. Fazekas 5 9 1 2/10 1/3 0/0 1 26 0 0 3 6 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Smits 20 12 2 8/16 0/0 4/6 4 31 1 1 3 3 9
B. Evelyn 13 1 5 2/13 2/7 7/8 3 32 4 0 5 1 0
D. Lavender 9 4 3 4/6 1/3 0/0 1 35 4 1 4 0 4
J. Freeman-Liberty 9 2 3 4/8 1/2 0/0 0 32 3 0 1 0 2
R. Fazekas 5 9 1 2/10 1/3 0/0 1 26 0 0 3 6 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Golder 10 3 2 5/11 0/2 0/0 1 24 1 2 0 2 1
D. Sackey 4 3 0 0/3 0/1 4/4 1 11 0 0 0 0 3
J. Sorolla 2 3 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 2 9 0 0 1 3 0
N. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Gordon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Bradford - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Kiser - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. McMillan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Stalling - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 72 37 16 26/70 5/18 15/18 13 200 13 4 17 15 22
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Juiston 14 19 1 7/15 0/2 0/0 3 37 1 2 5 4 15
K. Clyburn 12 4 1 4/11 0/2 4/4 0 27 0 0 0 2 2
N. Robotham 10 0 5 4/11 1/6 1/1 1 28 2 0 1 0 0
J. Ntambwe 5 3 0 1/2 1/1 2/2 2 12 1 1 1 1 2
C. Diong 4 3 0 2/3 0/0 0/0 5 20 0 3 3 1 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Juiston 14 19 1 7/15 0/2 0/0 3 37 1 2 5 4 15
K. Clyburn 12 4 1 4/11 0/2 4/4 0 27 0 0 0 2 2
N. Robotham 10 0 5 4/11 1/6 1/1 1 28 2 0 1 0 0
J. Ntambwe 5 3 0 1/2 1/1 2/2 2 12 1 1 1 1 2
C. Diong 4 3 0 2/3 0/0 0/0 5 20 0 3 3 1 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Hardy 7 1 1 3/9 1/3 0/0 2 19 0 0 5 0 1
T. Beck 6 3 1 3/4 0/0 0/0 3 21 2 0 4 2 1
B. Hamilton 4 1 1 2/5 0/2 0/0 2 18 2 0 2 0 1
C. Dembele 2 5 0 1/3 0/0 0/2 1 11 0 1 3 3 2
T. Woodbury 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 4 0 0 1 0 1
J. Tchamwa Tchatchoua 0 1 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
N. Blair - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Coupet Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Sljivancanin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Coleman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Bangai - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 64 41 10 27/66 3/17 7/9 19 200 8 7 25 14 27