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Final

Valparaiso 93

(9-11, 5-3 Horizon)

Southern Utah 77

(9-9, 2-5 Big Sky)

    9:35 PM ET, January 27, 2005

    Centrum Arena, Cedar City, Utah

    1 2 T
    VALP 38 5593
    SUU 33 4477

    Top Performers

    Valparaiso: D. Oppland 27 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Southern Utah: D. Newsom 18 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Valparaiso 93, Southern Utah 77

    CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- Dan Oppland scored 27 points and Ron Howard 25 to lead Valparaiso to a 93-77 victory over Southern Utah Thursday.

    Kenny Harris scored 14 points and Seth Colclasure had 10 for the Crusaders (9-11, 5-3 Mid-Continent Conference), who shot 61 percent, with 48 percent from 3-point range.

    All five Southern Utah starters finished in double figures. DeAngelo Newsom led with Thunderbirds (9-9, 2-5) with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Tim Gainey had 14 points, and Lubor Olsovsky, Rand Janes and Steve Barnes added 10 points each.

    Trailing 38-33 at the half, Southern Utah got within a point, 40-39, with 18:28 to play on a midcourt steal and dunk by Newsom.

    Valparaiso responded with a 15-3 run. Oppland started the rally with a jump hook left of the key, and Howard followed with two straight 3-pointers.

    Colclasure also hit a 3-pointer, and Oppland closed the run on a jumper in the key with 13:53 left, giving Valparaiso a 55-42 lead.

    After that, Southern Utah did not come closer than eight points.

    Harris gave the Crusaders their largest lead, 76-58, on a layup with 5:56 remaining.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VALP
    SUU
    Points 93 77
    FG Made-Attempted 30-49 (.612) 28-62 (.452)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-23 (.478) 6-18 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-29 (.759) 15-23 (.652)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 0

    2004-05 Season

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