The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will look to capture its fourth win in the last five games on Saturday night as Evansville comes to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the second matchup between the two teams in a two-week span. The first 500 patrons through the turnstiles will receive a free Valpo koozie. In addition, the Valpo coaching staff will participate in Suits and Sneakers Week as part of the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer initiative. This will also be a Mental Health Awareness Game presented by Valpo’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Dam Worth It Company.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team saw its three-game winning streak come to an end on Wednesday night with a 77-66 setback to host UNI in Cedar Falls, Iowa. A valiant effort by Ben Krikke and a double-double by Kobe King helped the Beacons make several pushes, but the guests could not fully dig out of a hole created by several big first-half runs for the Panthers.
The Valpo Athletics family is saddened by the passing of David Redmon ’95, a hometown product who helped lay the foundation for the legacy of success of the Valpo men’s basketball program and a 2004 inductee into the Valpo Athletics Hall of Fame.
After shooting lights out to help the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team to a 71-51 victory at Illinois State on Saturday night, Quinton Green (Columbus, Ohio / Homeschool [Cedarville]) was tabbed Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week on Monday.
The red-hot Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will look to extend its winning streak to four on Wednesday night in Cedar Falls, Iowa in a rematch of a buzzer-beating loss at the Athletics-Recreation Center earlier this month. The Beacons will look to sustain the mojo developed during this recent tear that includes each of the last two wins coming by double figures.
Quinton Green (Columbus, Ohio / Homeschool [Cedarville]) drilled 3-pointer after 3-pointer. Ibra Bayu (Flevoland, The Netherlands / Perkiomen) got the rim for thunderous dunks. Connor Barrett (Chicago, Ill. / Loyola Academy) knocked down 3s. Nick Edwards distributed the rock. Ben Krikke (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada / Jasper Place) and Kobe King (La Crosse, Wis. / La Crosse Central [Wisconsin]) did their thing.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will seek its first three-game winning streak of the season on Saturday night as the Beacons make their way to Normal, Ill. to clash with Illinois State. The squad will look to secure its first three-game winning streak since late December and early January of last season – a stretch that featured wins over Eastern Michigan, William & Mary and Illinois State. The program’s last three-game MVC winning streak was late January 2021 (at Illinois State twice, vs. Bradley). Valpo will also try to win back-to-back MVC road games for the first time since sweeping two at Illinois State on Jan. 23-24, 2020.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team hit big shots down the stretch, pulling away for a 76-66 victory over UIC on Tuesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Nick Edwards twice beat the shot clock horn with a 3-pointer, Quinton Green (Columbus, Ohio / Homeschool [Cedarville]) converted a 4-point play and Kobe King (La Crosse, Wis. / La Crosse Centrla [Wisconsin]) poured in a game-high 24 points to help the Beacons to their second straight victory.
For the first time as Missouri Valley Conference adversaries, the Valparaiso University men’s basketball program and UIC will renew an old rivalry on Tuesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. With the Flames in their first season in The Valley, this marks the third time these two teams have shared conference affiliation. Valpo will look to make it back-to-back wins after prevailing at Evansville on Saturday. Prior to tipoff, Valpo’s Kobe King will be recognized for reaching the 1,000-career point milestone last week vs. Belmont.