The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team faces three road tests in its next four games, starting on Saturday afternoon as Valpo heads to Des Moines to take on one of the MVC’s hottest teams in Drake. Valpo is in search of its fourth road win in conference play.
Career nights from junior Derrik Smits (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) and senior Deion Lavender (Alton, Ill./Marquette Catholic [UAB/Southern Illinois]) were not enough Wednesday evening for the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team to come out victorious, as Valpo dropped its second overtime home game of MVC play to Indiana State, 87-82.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team begins the stretch run of the regular season on Wednesday night at the ARC as it hosts Indiana State in a key MVC matchup. At the two-thirds mark of the conference season, Valpo is enveloped in the middle of an extremely tight race in the standings. Free replica jerseys will be given away to the first 1,000 fans in attendance.
Check out this week's edition of Valpo Basketball Weekly, as Todd Ickow sits down with head coach Matt Lottich to chat about the last two games and look ahead to this week's pair of games.
Valparaiso University men’s basketball freshman Javon Freeman (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week after a pair of strong performances last week, as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team held a nine-point lead over MVC leader Loyola at the ARC Sunday afternoon with just over seven minutes remaining, but the Ramblers scored the next 13 points to take the lead for good as Valpo eventually fell by a 56-51 final in front of a capacity crowd.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team welcomes a national TV audience inside the ARC on Sunday afternoon as it hosts Loyola in a key Missouri Valley Conference matchup. Valpo faces the conference-leading Ramblers after taking down then-conference co-leader Illinois State back on Tuesday. The first 1,000 fans through the doors on Sunday will receive free Valpo Basketball t-shirts.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team raced out to a quick 17-2 lead at Illinois State Tuesday night and held the Redbirds at bay when they made big runs in both halves, eventually leaving Normal, Ill. with a 69-53 victory to snap a four-game losing streak. Freshman Javon Freeman (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) scored a career-best 27 points to lead the way in the winning effort.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team looks to snap a four-game losing streak on Tuesday evening as it concludes a brief two-game road trip at Illinois State. Valpo would earn a season sweep of the Redbirds with a victory.