2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
14-14, 5th in MVC
Valpo wins on buzzer-beater beyond half court (0:29)
Williams throws down an absolute disrespectful dunk (0:45)

Brett Wilensky ESPN 

Valpo coach Matt Lottich talks with Mitch Holthus and Malcolm Huckaby at practice ahead of tonight's 10:00 pm ET game vs Illinois State on ESPN2. Schools have not played each other since 1981.

Brett Wilensky ESPN 

Illinois State forward Malik Yarbrough talks to Malcom Huckaby at practice ahead of tonight's 10:00 pm ET game vs Valpo on ESPN2. Schools have not played each other since 1981.

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NCAA suspends Clemson's Skara for 9 games

The NCAA has suspended Clemson's David Skara nine games for an infraction the school says happened when the forward was at Valparaiso before transferring.

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Horizon League sues Valpo, MVC for exit fees

With Valparaiso jumping to the Missouri Valley Conference, the Crusaders' old conference, the Horizon League, has failed a lawsuit seeking $500,000 in exit fees.

Alec Peters draft highlights (0:28)
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MVC unanimously votes to invite Valparaiso

The Missouri Valley Conference unanimously voted to extend an invitation to Valparaiso to join the league, effective for this coming season.

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Source: Valpo's Peters (foot) out rest of year

Valparaiso star Alec Peters' college career is over, as a source says a stress fracture in his right foot will end his senior season.

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2017 Horizon League basketball tournament: Bracket and schedule

The Horizon League tournament at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit will run from Friday through Tuesday. Check out the conference tournament bracket, and check back for updates as title games from each conference go final.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Oakland sweeps Valparaiso with Friday night's win. Grizzlies will get a chance to grab a third win and at-large berth in the Horizon League tournament, which is in nearby Detroit. Grizzlies play fast, possess top-60 defense, excel at the free throw line and fly behind Martez Walker, who can play on any level.


Watch: Can Valpo inch closer to title?

First-place Valparaiso (21-5, 11-2 in Horizon League play) is close to clinching its fifth conference crown in the past six seasons. Oakland (19-7, 9-4) has won four straight but dropped its first meeting with the Crusaders 78-66. (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2/WatchESPN)

Team Stats

Points Per Game68.9
Rebounds Per Game33.8
Assists Per Game14.1
Points Allowed67.369th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record2-9
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances9