Scores

Final

UIC 63

(6-25, 1-15 Horizon)

Valparaiso 73

(18-14, 9-7 Horizon)

    8:05 PM ET, March 4, 2014

    Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso, Indiana

    1 2 T
    UIC 28 3563
    VALP 39 3473

    Top Performers

    UIC: J. Harks 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Valparaiso: A. Peters 29 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Valparaiso tops Illinois-Chicago 73-63

    Associated Press

    VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Alec Peters scored 29 points and No. 4 seed Valparaiso topped ninth-seeded Illinois-Chicago 73-63 Tuesday in the first round of the Horizon League tournament.

    Peters scored eight points during an 18-5 run as Valparaiso (18-14) opened a 31-18 lead, en route to a 39-28 halftime advantage.

    Illinois-Chicago (6-25) cut the deficit to 59-56 with 6:29 remaining. But the Crusaders scored the next four points as Peters made a free throw before LaVonte Dority added three free throws less than a minute later for a 63-56 lead.

    Valparaiso made 8 of 10 free throws in the final minute to preserve the win. Dority joined Peters in double figures with 12 points.

    Marc Brown led Illinois-Chicago with 16 points. Jordan Harks added 14 points and nine rebounds while Kelsey Barlow had 11 points and nine rebounds.

    Valparaiso will play fifth-seeded Milwaukee in a quarterfinal matchup Friday.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UIC
    VALP
    Points 63 73
    FG Made-Attempted 19-52 (.365) 22-47 (.468)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-14 (.214) 5-12 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-30 (.733) 24-38 (.632)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 29 (0/0) 24 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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    Jan 2, 2014 @VALP 87, UIC 72Recap
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