Scores

Final

Valparaiso 78

(10-9, 2-2 Horizon)

Detroit 70

(8-11, 1-3 Horizon)

7:00 PM ET, January 15, 2014

Calihan Hall, Detroit, Michigan

1 2 T
VALP 30 4878
DET 31 3970

Top Performers

Valparaiso: L. Williams 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Detroit: J. Howard, Jr. 35 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast

Williams, Valparaiso beat Detroit 78-70

Associated Press

DETROIT -- Lexus Williams scored 11 of his career-high 22 points in the final 3:01 Wednesday night as Valparaiso held off Detroit for a 78-70 win.

LaVonte Dority added 20 points for the Crusaders (10-9, 2-2 Horizon League).

Bobby Capobianco's dunk with 5:35 to play gave Valpo a 62-50 lead, its largest of the game, before an 11-4 spurt by Detroit -- which was opened and capped by jumpers from Juwan Howard, Jr. -- pulled the Titans within 67-61 with just under 2 minutes to play.

Valparaiso made 9 of 12 free throws in the final 1:28 to seal the victory.

Howard scored a career-high 35 points to pace Detroit (8-11, 1-3). Matthew Grant added 14 points and Evan Bruinsma 10.

Jubril Adekoya finished with 11 points and nine rebounds for Valparaiso, which recorded season highs for both free throws made (36) and free throws attempted (44). Capobianco added 10 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VALP
DET
Points 78 70
FG Made-Attempted 19-39 (.487) 24-63 (.381)
3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 7-28 (.250)
FT Made-Attempted 36-44 (.818) 15-20 (.750)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 28 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 15, 2014 VALP 78, @DET 70Recap
Feb 7, 2014 DET 59, @VALP 57Recap