Scores

Final

UIC 82

(6-18, 2-12 Horizon)

Valparaiso 83

(13-13, 8-6 Horizon)

    8:05 PM ET, February 8, 2010

    Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso, Indiana

    1 2 T
    UIC 31 5182
    VALP 31 5283

    Top Performers

    UIC: J. Buttell 25 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Valparaiso: R. Broekhoff 18 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Blk

    Wood, Broekhoff lead way as Valparaiso clips UIC

    Associated Press

    VALAPARAISO, Ind. -- Brandon Wood and Ryan Broekhoff each scored 18 points as Valparaiso edged Illinois-Chicago 83-82 Monday night.

    Brandon McPherson added 15 points for the Crusaders (13-13, 8-6 Horizon), who have won seven of their last nine games.

    Jeremy Buttell had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Flames (6-18, 2-12), who scored a season high but still lost for the 10th time in 11 games. Robo Kreps added 17 points.

    Valparaiso led 75-66 with just over three minutes to play, but Illinois-Chicago quickly mounted an 11-4 run to pull within two with just under a minute left. Two free throws by McPherson later put the Crusaders ahead 83-79 with 27 seconds to go.

    Kreps then hit a 3 as time expired.

    Neither team led by more than nine points in a game that featured 10 ties and nine lead changes.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UIC
    VALP
    Points 82 83
    FG Made-Attempted 25-57 (.439) 30-54 (.556)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-23 (.435) 10-25 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-31 (.710) 13-21 (.619)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 9

    2009-10 Season

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