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Valparaiso Crusaders (14-14)


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@ Drake
L 79-84
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vs. SIU
W 55-52
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Smits with 11, Valparaiso holds on to beat S. Illinois 55-52

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) 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.

The Crusaders (14-14, 7-8 Missouri Valley Conference) trailed 28-24 at the break but surged 9-0 to open the second half and Jaume Sorolla capped the run with a dunk to give them a 33-28 lead. Valparaiso stretched it to 55-46 with 2:07 to play but Southern Illinois closed in after that, cutting it to the final margin with just under a minute left. The Salukis (14-14, 7-8) missed two 3-point attempts after that as the Crusaders held on for the win.

Deion Lavender added 10 points and seven rebounds for Valparaiso. Jaume Sorolla had eight points and four blocks.

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Leaders
Points: D. Smits12.5
Rebounds: D. Smits6.0
Assists: D. Lavender4.1
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: D. Smits60.3%
3P%: R. Fazekas43.6%
Steals: J. Freeman1.9
Blocks: J. Sorolla1.2
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke23-3
2 Gonzaga26-2
3 Virginia23-2
4 Kentucky22-4
5 Tennessee24-2
6 Nevada24-2
7 Michigan24-3
8 North Carolina21-5
9 Houston25-1
10 Michigan State22-5
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke23-3
2 Gonzaga26-2
3 Virginia23-2
4 Kentucky22-4
5 Tennessee24-2
6 Nevada24-2
7 Michigan24-3
8 Houston25-1
9 North Carolina21-5
10 Marquette22-4
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Missouri Valley Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Drake 10-5 21-7
Loyola Chicago 10-5 17-11
Missouri State 10-6 16-13
UNI 8-7 13-15
Bradley 8-8 16-13
Southern Illinois 7-8 14-14
Illinois State 7-8 14-14
Valparaiso 7-8 14-14
Indiana State 6-10 14-14
Evansville 4-12 10-19
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 68.4 (288)
Rebounds: 9.0 (264)
Assists: 13.9 (147)
FG%: 45.9% (107)
FT%: 68.9% (231)
3P%: 33.2% (247)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 66.8 (62)
Rebounds: 24.8 (231)
Assists: 12.2 (110)
FG%: 43.1% (152)
FT%: 70.7% (214)
3P%: 33.1% (122)
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