Scores

Final OT

Valparaiso 68

(5-2, 1-0 Horizon)

UIC 66

(4-4, 0-1 Horizon)

    8:00 PM ET, December 2, 2010

    UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois

    1 2 OT T
    VALP 24 38 668
    UIC 36 26 466

    Top Performers

    Valparaiso: B. Wood 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Illinois-Chicago: P. Carter 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Valparaiso 68, Ill.-Chicago 66

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Brandon Wood scored 19 points and hit the go-ahead basket in overtime as Valparaiso fought back for a 68-66 victory over Illinois-Chicago in a Horizon League opener Thursday night.

    The Crusaders (5-2) trailed by as many as 14 points and were down by 10 with 4:47 left in regulation. But they finally tied it 62-62 on Ryan Broekhoff's 3-pointer with 1:01 left in the second half. Wood then hit the first two baskets in overtime, and Valparaiso won its third in a row.

    Cory Johnson scored 15, Howard Little 12 and Broekhoff 10.

    Paul Carter paced the Flames (4-4) with 18 points. Brad Birton added 11 and Zavion Neely 10.

    The Flames outrebounded Valparaiso 44-34 but went just 1 of 14 from 3-point distance.

    Illinois-Chicago led 36-24 at intermission.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VALP
    UIC
    Points 68 66
    FG Made-Attempted 24-56 (.429) 27-66 (.409)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-21 (.143) 1-14 (.071)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-25 (.680) 11-16 (.688)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 14

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