Derrik Smits scored 11 points off the bench and Valparaiso held on to beat Southern Illinois 55-52 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game skid.
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- 11/6CCIW 121-65
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- 11/16W 64-53
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- 11/21W 75-70
- 11/24L 88-76
- 11/28W 72-64
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- 12/4L 55-53
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- 1/5W 82-66
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- 1/19W 75-66
- 1/23L 70-53
- 1/26L 70-59
- 1/29L 55-54
- 2/2L 64-53
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- 2/10L 56-51
- 2/13L 87-82
- 2/16L 84-79
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Brady Ellingson had 21 points as Drake narrowly beat Valparaiso 84-79 on Saturday.
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Tyreke Key had a career-high 32 points as Indiana State edged past Valparaiso 87-82 in overtime on Wednesday night.
Marques Townes had 18 points as Loyola of Chicago narrowly beat Valparaiso 56-51 on Sunday.
Freshman Javon Freeman scored a career-high 27 points on 11-of-13 shooting and Valparaiso upset Illinois State 69-53 on Tuesday night.
Marty Hill had 14 points to go with six rebounds as Evansville took control in the second half to beat Valparaiso 64-53 on Saturday afternoon to halt a four-game skid.
Keandre Cook made two free throws in the final seconds of overtime to give Missouri State a 55-54 victory over Valparaiso on Tuesday night.
Freshman D.J. Wilkins had a season-high 20 points -- his 10th consecutive game scoring in double figures -- to help Drake beat Valparaiso 70-59 on Saturday night and extend its win streak to four games.
Tyreke Key scored 22 points with four of Indiana State's six 3-pointers, freshman Cooper Neese added 14 and the Sycamores beat Valparaiso 70-53 on Wednesday night.
Derrik Smits finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds for his third double-double of the season and Valparaiso turned back Northern Iowa 75-66 on Saturday.
Aher Uguak, Cameron Krutwig and Cooper Kaifes each scored 12 points and Loyola-Chicago beat Valparaiso 71-54 on Tuesday night.
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.
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.
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.
The Suns selected Valparaiso forward Alec Peters with the No. 54 overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night.
If the Magic are truly seeking a hybrid big man, this senior forward would fit that bill at No. 25.
The Missouri Valley Conference unanimously voted to extend an invitation to Valparaiso to join the league, effective for this coming season.
Valparaiso star Alec Peters' college career is over, as a source says a stress fracture in his right foot will end his senior season.
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)