Scores

Final

Valparaiso 72

(2-2, 0-2 away)

Ohio 76

(2-1, 2-0 home)

2:00 PM ET, November 17, 2013

Convocation Center, Athens, Ohio

1 2 T
VALP 28 4472
OHIO 40 3676

Top Performers

Valparaiso: A. Peters 16 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

Ohio: M. Ndour 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl, 5 Blk

Ohio holds off rally, defeats Valparaiso 76-72

Associated Press

ATHENS, Ohio -- Maurice Ndour scored a game-high 23 points and Nick Kellogg added 16 as Ohio held off Valparaiso 76-72 Sunday.

The Bobcats (2-1) jumped out to a 23-10 lead midway through the first half and led by 12 at half. Valparaiso pulled within four early in the second half, but Ohio surged with an 11-3 run to take a 51-39 lead.

The Crusaders (2-2) would crawl back again, coming back to take a late 72-70 lead on a pair of Jordan Coleman free throws.

Ohio answered with six consecutive free throws, as Ricardo Johnson sank three and Kellogg hit two.

Valparaiso went cold for the rest of the game, missing their last five shots in the final 1:43.

LaVonte Dority led the Crusaders with 20 points and Alec Peters added 16 with a game-high 14 rebounds.

Ohio had four players in double figures, as Johnson and T.J. Hall each had 11.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VALP
OHIO
Points 72 76
FG Made-Attempted 20-54 (.370) 25-57 (.439)
3P Made-Attempted 6-21 (.286) 6-22 (.273)
FT Made-Attempted 26-32 (.813) 20-33 (.606)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 22 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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