NCAA Basketball

Valparaiso Crusaders (15-16)


Sunday 2/11 Wednesday 2/14 Saturday 2/17 Tuesday 2/20 Saturday 2/24
vs. IllSt
W 74-58
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@ Ly-Il
L 71-80
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vs. Brad
W 77-64
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vs. UNI
L 63-68
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Valpo 69 - 64 Drake
Final
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Smits with 22 points leads Valparaiso over Drake 69-64

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Derrik Smits scored a career-best 22 points and grabbed six rebounds and Valparaiso closed out the regular season with a 69-64 win over Drake on Saturday.

Smits was 10 of 14 from the field for the Crusaders (15-16, 6-12 Missouri Valley Conference), who finish last in conference and will not see tournament play. Markus Golder added 13 points and nine rebounds and Tevonn Walker had 11 points and nine rebounds.

Valparaiso led 28-14 with 6:10 to go in the first half but Drake finished on a 16-2 run to tie it up at 30-30 at the break.

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Leaders
Points: B. Evelyn12.5
Rebounds: M. Golder4.4
Assists: B. Evelyn2.9
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: T. Walker76.9%
3P%: B. Evelyn37.8%
Steals: T. Walker1.7
Blocks: J. Sorolla1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia26-2
2 Michigan State27-3
3 Villanova25-4
4 Xavier25-4
5 Duke24-5
6 Texas Tech22-7
6 Gonzaga27-4
8 Kansas23-6
9 Purdue25-5
10 North Carolina22-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Michigan State27-3
2 Virginia26-2
3 Villanova25-4
4 Xavier25-4
5 Duke24-5
6 Gonzaga27-4
7 Texas Tech22-7
8 Kansas23-6
9 Purdue25-5
10 North Carolina22-7
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Missouri Valley Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Loyola Chicago 15-3 25-5
Southern Illinois 11-7 19-12
Illinois State 10-8 16-14
Drake 10-8 16-15
Bradley 9-9 19-12
Indiana State 8-10 13-17
Missouri State 7-11 17-14
Evansville 7-11 17-14
UNI 7-11 15-15
Valparaiso 6-12 15-16
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 70.1 (266)
Rebounds: 9.3 (253)
Assists: 12.4 (273)
FG%: 44.9% (171)
FT%: 70.6% (208)
3P%: 33.6% (250)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 67.7 (63)
Rebounds: 25.7 (149)
Assists: 12.7 (123)
FG%: 42.0% (74)
FT%: 70.9% (170)
3P%: 31.1% (18)
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