Scores

Final

Valparaiso 75

(12-5, 2-1 Horizon)

UIC 70

(10-6, 1-2 Horizon)

8:00 PM ET, January 9, 2013

UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois

1 2 T
VALP 33 4275
UIC 30 4070

Top Performers

Valparaiso: R. Broekhoff 21 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast

Illinois-Chicago: G. Talton 25 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Valparaiso 75, Ill.-Chicago 70

Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Ryan Broekhoff had 21 points and 10 rebounds as Valparaiso pulled away late for a 75-70 victory against Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday night.

LaVonte Dority added 18 points and Kevin Van Wijk 16 for the Crusaders (12-5, 2-1 Horizon League).

Gary Talton had 25 points and Josh Crittle 16 for the Flames (10-6, 1-2).

In a constantly-close game -- there were 13 ties, with the largest lead by either team nine points -- Valpo gained a late foothold with consecutive baskets by Broekhoff, Dority and Van Wijk for a 67-61 cushion with 54 seconds remaining. Each time Illinois-Chicago cut the margin to four points, the Crusaders answered.

Valpo went 6 for 6 from the free-throw line in the final 12 seconds.

Daniel Barnes had eight steals for the Flames, tying a school record.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VALP
UIC
Points 75 70
FG Made-Attempted 22-44 (.500) 24-56 (.429)
3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 4-9 (.444)
FT Made-Attempted 25-30 (.833) 18-18 (1.000)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 9

2012-13 Season

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