Scores

Final

Valparaiso 66

(10-4, 3-4 away)

Murray State 64

(9-3, 4-1 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    3:00 PM ET, December 29, 2012

    CFSB Center, Murray, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    VALP 28 3866
    MURR 31 3364

    Top Performers

    Valparaiso: R. Broekhoff 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl

    Murray State: I. Canaan 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    Valparaiso 66, Murray St. 64

    Associated Press

    MURRAY, Ky. -- Ryan Broekhoff had 18 points and eight rebounds to lead Valparaiso to a 66-64 victory over Murray State on Saturday.

    Jordan Coleman added 10 points for Valparaiso, which snapped Murray State's six-game home-winning streak.

    Murray State (9-3), which snapped its school-record road winning streak at 16 in a Dec. 22 loss at Dayton, jumped to an early 11-2 lead behind 3-pointers from Dexter Fields and Isaiah Canaan. But Valparaiso outscored Murray State 21-11 over the next 15 minutes to take its first lead, 23-22.

    The Crusaders led just once, 43-42, in the second half before Ben Boggs hit two free throws and a 3-pointer on back-to-back possessions to put the Crusaders up for good.

    Valparaiso (10-4), picked to win the Horizon league, outrebounded Murray State 42-26 and forced 17 turnovers.

    Canaan had 24 points and Ed Daniel had 14 to lead Murray State.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VALP
    MURR
    Points 66 64
    FG Made-Attempted 24-54 (.444) 22-53 (.415)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 9-23 (.391)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 11-16 (.688)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 11

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