Scores

Final

Valparaiso 67

(6-10, 1-3 Horizon)

Detroit 77

(11-5, 4-1 Horizon)

    7:05 PM ET, January 8, 2010

    Calihan Hall, Detroit, Michigan

    1 2 T
    VALP 34 3367
    DET 24 5377

    Top Performers

    Valparaiso: C. Johnson 31 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Detroit: E. Holman 18 Pts, 12 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Blk

    Detroit 77, Valparaiso 67

    Associated Press

    DETROIT -- Detroit used a late 14-2 run to overcome Cory Johnson's 31 points and beat Valparaiso 77-67 on Friday night.

    Eli Holman led the Titans (11-5, 4-1 Horizon League) with a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds. Thomas Kennedy scored 17 points, Xavier Keeling 15 and Chase Simon 14.

    Johnson hit 10 of 16 shots, including all three 3-pointers, and was 8 of 10 from the line to pace the Crusaders (6-10, 1-3). Brandon Wood contributed 13 points.

    Both teams sank 26 of 51 shots. The difference came at the foul line, where the Titans were 19 of 28 and the Crusaders just 8 of 11.

    Valparaiso led 34-24 at intermission. The Titans finally pulled even 52-52 on Simon's 3-pointer with 7:51 left.

    It was 56-56 with 5:42 left when Detroit began its 14-2 spurt, going ahead 70-58 on Woody Payne's layup with 1:11 left and sealing the victory.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VALP
    DET
    Points 67 77
    FG Made-Attempted 26-51 (.510) 26-51 (.510)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-15 (.467) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-11 (.727) 19-28 (.679)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 13

    2009-10 Season

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