Scores

Final

Green Bay 69

(18-15, 10-6 Horizon)

Valparaiso 70

(25-7, 13-3 Horizon)

Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

8:30 PM ET, March 9, 2013

Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso, Indiana

1 2 T
GB 24 4569
VALP 29 4170

Top Performers

Green Bay: K. Sykes 31 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

Valparaiso: R. Broekhoff 25 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Valparaiso 70, Green Bay 69

Associated Press

VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Ryan Broekhoff made a desperation 3-pointer as time expired Saturday, giving Valparaiso a 70-69 victory over Green Bay and a berth in the Horizon League tournament final.

Valparaiso had pulled within 68-67 on Matt Kenney's 3-pointer with 7 seconds left. After Green Bay's Alec Brown made a free throw, Broekhoff threw up a shot from the right wing while he was falling down. It went in, setting off a raucous celebration on Valpo's home court.

Broekhoff scored 25 points and made five 3-pointers to lead the Crusaders (25-7), who will face third-seeded Wright State in Tuesday's final. The Raiders needed their own buzzer-beater -- Miles Dixon's off-balance jumper -- to beat Detroit 56-54 earlier Saturday.

Keifer Sykes led the Phoenix (18-15) with 31 points, including four 3-pointers. Green Bay lost despite shooting 53 percent from the floor.

Valparaiso led for most of the game, but Green Bay went ahead 51-49 on Sykes' layup with 8:36 left and didn't trail again until Broekhoff's game-winner.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GB
VALP
Points 69 70
FG Made-Attempted 28-53 (.528) 24-48 (.500)
3P Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 8-19 (.421)
FT Made-Attempted 7-12 (.583) 14-22 (.636)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 10

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 23, 2013 @VALP 73, GB 61Recap
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