Smits Matches Career High As Crusaders Fall to Ramblers

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team rallied from a double-digit deficit late in the first half to take the lead early in the second half Sunday afternoon at the ARC against Loyola, but the Ramblers responded with a 16-1 run to take control as the Crusaders fell by a 70-54 final in Missouri Valley Conference action.


Crusader Men Welcome Loyola to ARC Sunday For Gold-Out

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team returns home to the ARC for the first of back-to-back home games, looking to get back on the winning track Sunday afternoon in a nationally-televised matchup with Loyola. The Crusaders and Ramblers are meeting for the first time in Missouri Valley Conference action.


Men’s Basketball Drops Battle at Missouri State Wednesday

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team battled with preseason Missouri Valley Conference favorite Missouri State Wednesday night in Springfield, Mo. and led by five points at halftime, but preseason Player of the Year Alize Johnson scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half as the Crusaders fell to the Bears by a 64-57 final.


Men's Basketball Heads to Missouri State For Wednesday Night Matchup

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team makes the longest trek in Missouri Valley Conference play, heading to Springfield, Mo. to face Missouri State on Wednesday evening. The Crusaders are searching for their first road win in Valley action and will look to do so on Wednesday in a building where they’ve won twice in the last five years in non-conference play.


Late Rally Comes Up Just Short For Crusaders at UNI

Trailing by as many as 23 points in the second half and by 19 points with less than four minutes remaining at UNI, the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team unleashed a furious rally, cutting the lead to single digits in just over a minute and getting as close as five points late. But the Crusaders couldn’t complete the comeback, falling by an 81-76 final in Cedar Falls, Iowa Saturday night.


Men's Basketball Heads To UNI For Saturday Night Showdown On ESPN2

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team takes to the road for a nationally-televised matchup at UNI Saturday evening. Coming off back-to-back Valley wins at home, the Crusaders are looking to even their record in conference play against a Panther squad in search of its first MVC victory of the season.


Offense Clicks For Crusaders In Win Over First-Place Drake

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team posted season highs for made 3-pointers and assists in another strong offensive performance on Wednesday night at the ARC, taking down first-place Drake by a 77-60 final for its second straight victory.


Men's Basketball Looks For Second Straight Home Win Wednesday Versus Drake

Coming off of its first win in Missouri Valley Conference play, the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team welcomes Drake to the ARC on Wednesday evening. The Bulldogs have been the surprise squad early in Valley play, as after being picked to finish last in the preseason poll, Drake currently sits alone atop the conference at 4-0.


Crusaders Pick Up First MVC Victory Saturday Afternoon Over SIU

A 23-2 run to end the first half proved to be the decisive blow as the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team placed five players in double figures in an 83-72 victory Saturday afternoon at the ARC over Southern Illinois. The win was the first victory for the Crusader men’s basketball program within Missouri Valley Conference play.