Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Valpo to Host Butler in HL Semifinal Action
Valpo and Butler will meet at the ARC just eight days after their last meeting. (Ray Acevedo)
Valpo and Butler will meet at the ARC just eight days after their last meeting. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, March 02, 2012

As the top seed for the 2012 Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship, Valparaiso will host fifth-seeded Butler at the ARC Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m.  The Bulldogs advanced to Saturday’s semifinals after defeating fourth-seeded Milwaukee on Friday night, 71-49.

Valpo has defeated Butler three straight times, including both meetings in the 2011-2012 season.  The Crusaders won in Indianapolis, 77-71 in overtime, and then defeated the Bulldogs in the regular season finale at the ARC last Friday night, 71-59.  The matchup between the Crusaders and Bulldogs can be seen live on ESPNU and heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network, with links for both, as well as live stats, available at www.valpoathletics.com.

Saturday’s first semifinal features second-seeded Cleveland State, which also received a double bye into the semis, against third-seeded Detroit, which downed Youngstown State earlier Friday by a 93-76 score, at 5 p.m. at the ARC.  Tickets for Saturday’s session are still available in person at the Valpo Ticket Office, located in the main lobby of the ARC, and online at www.valpoathletics.com/tickets.

News Categories
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler