Scores

Final

Valparaiso 82

(5-3, 4-3 away)

Longwood 79

(2-9, 2-4 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 20, 2005

    Willett Hall, Farmville, Virginia

    1 2 T
    VALP 45 3782
    LONG 36 4379

    Top Performers

    Valparaiso: R. Howard 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Longwood: C. Morgan 25 Pts, 13 Reb, 5 Ast

    Valparaiso 82, Longwood 79

    FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Ron Howard scored 20 points and Dan Oppland 19 as Valparaiso beat the Lancers 82-79 Tuesday night.

    The Crusaders (5-3) managed to hold onto their lead despite being outscored 43-37 after halftime.

    Howard scored seven of the first nine for Valparaiso as the Crusaders jumped ahead by five. Longwood (2-9) brought it to within three at 12:18, but Valparaiso answered with a 13-3 run that put the Crusaders up 35-22 with 7:15 to go before the break. Valparaiso led 45-36 at halftime.

    The Lancers quickly brought it to within one at the 16:56 mark and then took the lead off Maurice Sumter's two free throws. The lead changed four more times, with Dana Smith's free through putting Longwood up 53-52 with 13:22 remaining. Smith scored seven of the next nine for Longwood to put the Lancers up by eight with 10:54 to go. Valparaiso fought back, taking the lead 67-66 off Mohamed Kone's layup with 6:53 remaining. Longwood tied it two more times before Al Berdiel's two free throws gave the Crusaders the lead for good with 3:16 left.

    Neither team had a field goal in the last 3:39.

    Clayton Morgan had a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds for Longwood. Sumter also had 25 points, and Smith added 11.

    Seth Colclasure had 14 for Valparaiso.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VALP
    LONG
    Points 82 79
    FG Made-Attempted 29-58 (.500) 30-70 (.429)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-21 (.429) 2-14 (.143)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-22 (.682) 17-20 (.850)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 7

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