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2013-14 Men's Basketball News
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June 30, 2014
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Chicago native Darien Walker has agreed to join the Crusader basketball program. Walker, a transfer from John A. Logan College, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining, beginning with the 2014-15 season.
June 29, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Clay Yeo, who completed his freshman season in 2013-14 with the Crusaders, has been released from his commitment to the men's basketball program.
June 19, 2014
With exactly 900 ballots cast in last week's quarterfinal vote, Valpo's Best of 2013-2014 is down to four. Today we unveil the first of two semifinal matches in the accompanying video. Fans can begin casting their ballots now!
June 06, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team is one of four programs taking part in the inaugural Challenge in Music City next season, to be held Nov. 28-30, 2014 at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. Pairings for the event, which also includes Drake, Murray State and Portland, were announced today, and tickets are available today as well.
May 01, 2014
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that the Crusaders have received a national letter of intent from David Skara, a native of Zadar, Croatia who will join the program as a freshman for the 2014-15 season.
March 30, 2014
Former Valparaiso men’s basketball player and Fort Wayne Mad Ants guard Ron Howard etched his name into the NBA D-League record books on Saturday night, as he became the D-League’s all-time leading scorer.
March 25, 2014
Valparaiso’s men’s basketball team will be hosting three basketball camps this summer for youths of all ages and skill levels.
March 24, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball signees Max Joseph and Tevonn Walker recently concluded their final season playing for Vanier College (Saint-Laurent borough, Montreal, Quebec), helping to lead the squad to a fourth-place finish at the Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) national championships. Along the way, both Joseph and Walker earned numerous individual accolades as well, highlighted by Walker's selection to the All-Canadian Team.
March 19, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew was joined by seniors Lavonte Dority and Moussa Gueye and freshman Alec Peters following the Crusaders' loss to Columbia in the CIT Tuesday night, capping a season which featured a number of notable milestones.
March 18, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team saw its season come to an abrupt end in the first round of the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Tournament on Tuesday at the ARC, as Columbia’s Maodo Lo hit a buzzer-beating jumper from the top of the key to give the Lions a 58-56 victory. Valpo fifth-year senior Moussa Gueye (Thies, Senegal/SEED Academy [Alabama/Lake Land (Ill.) College]) broke the program’s single-season blocked shots record in his final game as a Crusader.
March 16, 2014
Valparaiso opens its fourth consecutive postseason appearance on Tuesday evening, as the Crusaders host Columbia in the first round of the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. This marks Valpo’s second appearance in the CIT, as Valpo was previously extended a bid in 2011.
March 16, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew sits down with the voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, as Valpo prepares for the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament as it hosts Columbia on Tuesday night.
March 13, 2014
The Valparaiso men's basketball team's fourth straight postseason appearance will begin at the ARC against Ivy League foe Columbia in the first round of the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Tournament on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:05 p.m.
March 12, 2014
Tickets are on sale now as the Valparaiso men's basketball team prepares to host a first round game in the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament at the ARC next week.
March 12, 2014
Valparaiso senior guard Lavonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) added another honor to his standout final season as a Crusader on Wednesday, as he was named a Second Team All-District 12 selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). With the selection, Dority is now eligible for NABC All-America honors.
March 10, 2014
For the fourth consecutive season and the 13th time in the last 19 years, the Valparaiso men's basketball program will be playing in the postseason, as the Crusaders announced this afternoon they had accepted a bid to the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Valpo will be hosting a first-round game at the ARC either Tuesday, March 18 or Wednesday, March 19.
March 07, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team was unable to overcome a hot start from the floor by Milwaukee Friday evening in the second round of the 2014 Horizon League Championship, as the fourth-seeded Crusaders fell to the fifth-seeded Panthers by a final score of 74-57.
March 05, 2014
Valparaiso continues defense of the Horizon League Championship on Friday evening in Green Bay, Wis., as the Crusaders take on Milwaukee in second round action at 8:30 p.m. Both the fourth-seeded Crusaders and fifth-seeded Panthers won home games Tuesday evening to advance in the tournament.
March 05, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Lavonte Dority and Alec Peters in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' victory over UIC in the first round of the 2014 Horizon League Championship on Tuesday night.
March 04, 2014
Behind a sterling effort in his postseason debut from freshman Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington), the Valparaiso men’s basketball team defeated UIC 73-63 Tuesday evening at the ARC in the first round of the 2014 Horizon League Championship. With the victory, the fourth-seeded Crusaders advance to Green Bay to face fifth-seeded Milwaukee Friday evening at 8:30 p.m.
March 04, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew sits down with the voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, in advance of the start of the 2014 Horizon League Championship.
March 03, 2014
Valparaiso opens defense of its Horizon League Championship at the ARC on Tuesday evening at 7:05 p.m. with a first round game against UIC. The Crusaders earned the fourth seed for the tournament after finishing 9-7 in league play this year, while the Flames are the tournament’s ninth seed.
March 03, 2014
For the fourth straight year, the Valparaiso men's basketball team was represented on the All-League First Team as the Horizon League announced its postseason awards, as senior guard Lavonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) earned First Team All-League honors this season. In addition, freshman forward Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) and freshman guard Lexus Williams (Chicago, Ill./Marist) both earned spots on the league's All-Freshman Team.
March 03, 2014
Tickets are on sale Sunday beginning at noon for Valparaiso's first-round Horizon League Championship game Tuesday evening against UIC at the ARC, set for a 7:05 p.m. tip. In addition, tickets to a pre-game pep rally are also available now through the Office of Alumni Relations.
March 01, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team was unable to capture a Senior Day victory on Saturday afternoon at the ARC, falling to Cleveland State, 63-52. The Crusaders end the regular season in fourth place in the Horizon League standings and will open the 2014 Horizon League Championship Tuesday evening at the ARC against ninth-seeded UIC at 7 p.m.
February 28, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to go into the 2014 Horizon League Championship on a winning note on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Cleveland State in the regular season finale at 3 p.m. Saturday also is Senior Day at the ARC, as the four Crusader seniors will be honored prior to the game and will address the crowd following the game. The game is the HLN Regional TV broadcast, and will be tape-delayed locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago at 7 p.m.
February 25, 2014
20 turnovers were too much for the Valparaiso men’s basketball team to overcome Tuesday evening in Dayton, Ohio, as the Crusaders fell by a 67-58 final to Wright State.
February 24, 2014
The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, is joined by Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew as they look ahead to the final week of the regular season, as the Crusaders play at Wright State Tuesday evening and close out the slate at the ARC Saturday afternoon against Cleveland State.
February 24, 2014
For the fourth time this season, freshman Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) has been named the Horizon League men's basketball Freshman of the Week.
February 24, 2014
Securing a bye in the Horizon League Championship is what the Valparaiso men’s basketball team has its sights set on Tuesday night, as the Crusaders travel to Dayton, Ohio to face Wright State. A victory would guarantee Valpo no worse than a third-place finish in the league standings.
February 22, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Bobby Capobianco, Lavonte Dority and Alec Peters in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' victory over Youngstown State on Saturday.
February 22, 2014
It was tight all the way for the Valparaiso men's basketball team on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders never led Youngstown State by more than three points all game, but eight second-half 3-pointers, including the eventual game-winner inside the final minute from Bobby Capobianco, spurred Valpo to a 68-66 victory over the Penguins from the ARC.
February 21, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to rebound from a Thursday night loss on Saturday afternoon, returning home to the ARC as Youngstown State comes to town. Despite falling on Thursday, the Crusaders still control their own destiny for the second seed in the Horizon League Championship. Saturday's 3pm tip will be televised locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
February 20, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team erased a double-figure first-half deficit Thursday night in Green Bay, Wis., but were unable to rally from a similar deficit early in the second half, as Green Bay downed the Crusaders by a 67-53 final. The Crusaders surpassed the program's single-season team blocked shots record early in the second half.
February 19, 2014
The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, is joined by Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew as they look ahead to Thursday night's game at league-leading Green Bay and Saturday afternoon's home game against Youngstown State.
February 19, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team returns to the state of Wisconsin for a Thursday night battle against league-leading Green Bay. The Crusaders are looking for the season sweep of the Phoenix, which is receiving votes in this week’s AP Top 25 poll.
February 17, 2014
The Valparaiso men's basketball home game against Cleveland State on Saturday, March 1 has been selected as the wildcard broadcast for Horizon League Network Regional TV, moving the game time to 3 p.m.
February 15, 2014
Valparaiso led for the final 36 minutes of Saturday night’s Horizon League contest at Milwaukee, pulling away down the stretch for a 77-62 victory over the Panthers. The win keeps the Crusaders in a tie for second place in the league standings and puts Valpo two games ahead of fourth place.
February 13, 2014
Men's basketball senior Lavonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) and women's track and field senior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Athletes of the Month for the month of January.
February 13, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team faces a key road game on Saturday evening, traveling to Wisconsin to take on Milwaukee. A win would put the Crusaders securely in the top-three in the Horizon League standings, two games up on fourth place.
February 12, 2014
The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, is joined by Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew as they look ahead to a key Horizon League road matchup this Saturday night at Milwaukee.
February 10, 2014
Following his stellar performance on both ends of the court in Sunday's win over Oakland, Valparaiso freshman Clay Yeo (Bourbon, Ind./Triton) has been named the Horizon League Freshman of the Week.
February 09, 2014
In another riveting chapter in the classic Valparaiso-Oakland men’s basketball rivalry, this time it was the Crusaders who came out on top, as freshman Clay Yeo canned a 3-pointer from the right-hand corner with 7.4 seconds to play to give Valpo a 63-60 victory in a key Horizon League battle at the ARC Sunday afternoon. For the second time in eight days, the Crusaders’ program record for individual blocks in a single game was matched, this time as Moussa Gueye rejected seven shots.
February 09, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Bobby Capobianco, Moussa Gueye and Clay Yeo in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' victory over Oakland on Sunday.
February 08, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team returns to the court Sunday afternoon in a quick turnaround from a heartbreaking loss Friday night, taking on Oakland at the ARC in a 1:35 p.m. tip. Despite the loss, the Crusaders still sit in third place in the Horizon League standings.
February 07, 2014
In a game which featured an astounding 27 lead changes, freshman Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) put Valparaiso ahead on a runner with 37 seconds to play, but Detroit’s Juwan Howard Jr. knocked down a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds remaining and the Crusaders’ final heave was off the mark as they fell to the Titans at the ARC Friday evening, 59-57.
February 07, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Lavonte Dority and Alec Peters in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' last-second loss to Detroit on Friday.
February 07, 2014
The Valparaiso men's basketball home game against Youngstown State on Saturday, February 22 has been selected as the wildcard broadcast for Horizon League Network Regional TV, moving the game time to 3 p.m. Due to the game time change, the women's basketball home game that day against Oakland will now be a 7:05 p.m. tip.
February 05, 2014
Winners of five of its last six games, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team returns home for a pair of games this weekend, beginning with a Friday night game against Detroit which will be nationally televised on ESPNU at 8 p.m. The Crusaders enter this weekend in a tie for second place in the league standings.
February 04, 2014
The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, is joined by Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew as they look ahead to a pair of Horizon League home games this weekend - against Detroit on Friday and against Oakland on Sunday.
February 03, 2014
World-famous national anthem singer Jim Cornelison will be at the ARC this Friday night, singing The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Crusaders' nationally-televised game against Detroit. The game will tip off at 8 p.m., with Cornelison singing the anthem at about 7:45.
February 03, 2014
For the second time in three weeks, Valparaiso senior guard Lavonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week, this time following a pair of dominating performances in Crusader victories last week, including a career-best 33 points on Saturday.
February 01, 2014
The combination of a career-high 33-point performance in a homecoming game from senior Lavonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) on the offensive end and a program record-tying seven blocked shots by junior Vashil Fernandez (Kingston, Jamaica/Princeton Day [Md.] Academy) on the defensive side of the ball propelled Valparaiso to a 70-46 victory over UIC Saturday afternoon in Chicago, Ill.
January 31, 2014
Valparaiso kicks off the second half of Horizon League play with its shortest road trip of the league slate, heading up to Chicago Saturday afternoon to face off with UIC. At the halfway point, the Crusaders sit in a tie for second place in the league standings. The game, which tips at 3 p.m., will be broadcast live locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
January 30, 2014
If you missed any part of Wednesday night's pregame ceremony retiring the #24 jersey in honor of Bruce Lindner and Bryce Drew, or just want to re-live the festivities, the entire ceremony is now available in the attached video.
January 29, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team came out on fire from the floor Wednesday evening at the ARC, hitting over 70% of its shots from the floor in the first half and controlling the game the rest of the way in handing Green Bay its first league loss, 75-60.
January 29, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Lavonte Dority, Lexus Williams and Jubril Adekoya in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' win over Green Bay on Wednesday.
January 28, 2014
Valparaiso closes out the first half of Horizon League play at the ARC on Wednesday evening, looking to knock off a Green Bay squad which is undefeated in Horizon League play and receiving votes in the AP Top 25 poll. Prior to the game, the #24 jersey will be retired in honor of both Bruce Lindner and Bryce Drew, in a ceremony slated to begin at 6:40 p.m.
January 25, 2014
Valparaiso made just one field goal over the final 16 minutes of the first half Saturday at Cleveland State, an offensive malaise the Crusaders could not overcome in a 69-50 loss to the Vikings in Cleveland.
January 24, 2014
Valparaiso takes aim at its fourth straight victory Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders close their swing through northeast Ohio at Cleveland State. Valpo enters the game against the Vikings coming off of a thrilling win over Youngstown State Thursday night.
January 23, 2014
In a game which saw nearly the entirety of the final 12 minutes played with no more than a three-point lead either way, it was Valparaiso which consistently came up with plays down the stretch, as the Crusaders scored on 12 of their final 13 possessions, including a perfect 8-of-8 effort from the foul line in the final minute, to pull out a 74-71 victory at Youngstown State on Thursday evening.
January 22, 2014
Having one’s jersey retired is among the highest honors that can be bestowed upon any athlete. Next Wednesday, January 29, prior to the men’s basketball game against Green Bay, two of the best players in Valparaiso men’s basketball history, Bruce Lindner and Bryce Drew, will become the first former Crusaders to earn that honor. The #24 jersey, which both Lindner and Drew wore during their careers, will be raised to the rafters of the ARC in a pregame ceremony and will be the first number officially retired by the Valpo men’s basketball program.
January 22, 2014
Valparaiso's student section, the ValparaiZone, has been nominated as one of the top student sections in the country and is now asking for its fans’ support in helping it win the title. Crusader fans can have a say by voting for the Naismith Student Section of the Year Award via social media platforms. The winning student section gets bragging rights, while the winning school will receive $10,000 to be used in its general scholarship fund.
January 21, 2014
Former Valparaiso men's basketball standout Chris Ensminger was honored last weekend at the Beko Basketball Bundesliga's All-Star Game for his long and distinguished career in the BBL, Germany's highest-level professional basketball league, and capped his career by making one final appearance in the league's All-Star Game.
January 21, 2014
Valparaiso continues the league slate this weekend in northeast Ohio, opening the two-game road trip Thursday evening at Youngstown State. A win would give the Crusaders their first three-game winning streak of the season.
January 21, 2014
The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, is joined by Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew as they look ahead to this week's pair of Horizon League games in northeast Ohio - at Youngstown State on Thursday and at Cleveland State on Saturday.
January 20, 2014
Valparaiso senior guard Lavonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) has been tabbed the Horizon League co-Player of the Week by the league office and as Player of the Week by College Sports Madness, while freshman guard Lexus Williams (Chicago, Ill./Marist) has been named Freshman of the Week by the league office as well following their performances in a pair of Crusader victories last week.
January 18, 2014
19 first-half points from Lavonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) helped propel Valparaiso to a 10-point halftime lead on Milwaukee Saturday afternoon at the ARC, a lead the Crusaders would never relinquish in the second half en route to a 75-62 win over the Panthers.
January 18, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Lavonte Dority, Moussa Gueye and Keith Carter in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' win over Milwaukee on Saturday.
January 17, 2014
Valparaiso returns home on Saturday afternoon looking to move to the right side of .500 in league play as the Crusaders host Milwaukee. The game will be televised on Horizon League Network Regional TV, including locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
January 15, 2014
Valparaiso scored on five straight possessions early on in the second half, turning a three-point deficit into a six-point lead, and would never trail again, going on to defeat Detroit, 78-70, Wednesday night at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.
January 14, 2014
For the second time in 11 days, Valparaiso travels to the state of Michigan, looking to snap a two-game losing skid Wednesday evening as the Crusaders face off with Detroit. Valpo has won each of the last three seasons at Calihan Hall, including dramatic wins each of the last two years.
January 14, 2014
The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, is joined by Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew as they look ahead to this week's pair of Horizon League games at Detroit on Wednesday and at the ARC versus Milwaukee on Saturday.
January 10, 2014
Valparaiso erased all but one point of a 15-point halftime deficit less than nine minutes into the second half of a nationally televised contest from the ARC Friday night against Wright State, but could never get over the hump, as the Crusaders fell by a 62-45 final score to the Raiders.
January 10, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Jordan Coleman and Alec Peters in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' loss to Wright State on Friday.
January 08, 2014
A rematch of the 2013 Horizon League Championship title game is on the docket Friday evening from the ARC, as Valparaiso hosts Wright State, live on ESPNU at 8 p.m. CT. The Crusaders swept the season series from the Raiders last season, including a 62-54 win to earn the league title.
January 08, 2014
Men's basketball senior Lavonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) and women's swimming junior Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Athletes of the Month for the month of December.
January 08, 2014
The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, is joined by Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew as they look ahead to Friday night's nationally-televised rematch of last season's Horizon League Championship game against Wright State, an 8 p.m. tip on ESPNU.
January 04, 2014
Valparaiso led Oakland Saturday evening in Rochester, Mich. 61-50 as the clock ticked under 10 minutes to play, but the Golden Grizzlies used five 3-pointers over the last six minutes to out-score the Crusaders 25-9 the rest of the way as Valpo suffered its first Horizon League loss of the year, 75-70.
January 03, 2014
Valparaiso looks to make it two straight victories to start the Horizon League slate Saturday evening as the Crusaders travel to Rochester, Mich. to take on longtime rival Oakland. The game will be the first home league game as a Horizon League member for the Grizzlies.
January 02, 2014
Valparaiso opened its quest for a third consecutive Horizon League regular season title Thursday evening, rallying from an eight-point halftime deficit with a 55-point second half to down UIC 87-72 at the ARC.
January 02, 2014
Head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Keith Carter, Jordan Coleman and Lexus Williams in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' win over UIC Thursday night.
December 31, 2013
Valparaiso kicks off the Horizon League slate at home on Thursday evening as the Crusaders welcome UIC to the ARC. Valpo is in search of its third consecutive league regular season championship. The game will be available live exclusively on ESPN3.com.
December 29, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team sliced a 23-point deficit early in the second half down to seven points on two occasions, but could get no closer as East Tennessee State earned a 73-62 victory over the Crusaders Sunday evening in Johnson City, Tenn.
December 28, 2013
Valparaiso closes out the non-conference portion of its 2013-14 schedule on Sunday afternoon, returning after a week off to face East Tennessee State in Johnson City, Tenn. The game also marks the final contest of the 2013 calendar year for the Crusaders.
December 22, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team couldn’t overcome its offensive struggles in the first half Sunday in Orlando, as the Crusaders fell to UCF, 90-62, in their final game as part of the Jackson Hewitt UCF Holiday Classic.
December 21, 2013
Valparaiso opened Saturday night’s game against Southeastern in Orlando, Fla. on a 22-2 run over the opening 10 minutes and cruised from there, eventually closing out the evening with an 89-46 win over the Fire. The game was the first of two in two days for the Crusaders at the Jackson Hewitt UCF Holiday Classic.
December 19, 2013
Valparaiso flies down to Orlando this weekend to take part in the Jackson Hewitt UCF Holiday Classic. The Crusaders will face off against Southeastern University Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. CT before taking on the host Knights Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., a game which can be seen live on ESPN3.com. Sophomore guard Keith Carter is eligible for the first time this weekend.
December 18, 2013
Valparaiso University and head men’s basketball coach Bryce Drew, a 1998 Valpo graduate, have reached an agreement on a new, 10-year contract.
December 18, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew sits down with the voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, to preview this week's pair of games in Orlando.
December 16, 2013
Valparaiso freshman forward Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) has been named Horizon League Player of the Week by College Sports Madness following his 30-point effort in the Crusaders' win over Loyola Marymount on Saturday. Peters also was tabbed league Freshman of the Week by the league office for the third time this year.
December 14, 2013
25 years ago Tuesday, a first-year head coach led the Valparaiso men's basketball team against a top-25 Notre Dame team. The result? What became known as "The Lutheran Miracle" - one of the biggest wins in Valpo history. Now, take a look back at the Crusaders' overtime win over the Irish in this video with Homer Drew, Scott Anselm and Mike Jones, and also make sure to check out Paul Oren's NWI Times print story and oral history about that Dec. 17, 1988 victory.
December 14, 2013
Facing a 10-point halftime deficit, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team had little trouble rallying for a victory, taking the lead less than eight minutes into the second half and going on to an 80-73 victory over Loyola Marymount Saturday afternoon at the ARC. The Crusaders were led by the second 30-point effort of the season from freshman Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington).
December 14, 2013
Head coach Bryce Drew is joined by junior Vashil Fernandez and freshman Alec Peters in the postgame press conference following Valparaiso's win over Loyola Marymount Saturday afternoon.
December 13, 2013
Valparaiso plays its final home game of the 2013 calendar year Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Loyola Marymount with a special 1:05 p.m. tip time. The Crusaders will be holding a toy drive for Hilltop Neighborhood House - each fan who brings a toy to donate will receive free popcorn!
December 10, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball freshman Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) and women's basketball junior Sharon Karungi (Kampala, Uganda/ [Northern Oklahoma College]) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Athletes of the Month for the month of November.
December 10, 2013
The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, is joined by Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew as they look ahead to a light week, with just a 1:05 p.m. tip Saturday against Loyola Marymount on the docket.
December 07, 2013
Trailing nearly the entire game, Valparaiso fought back to tie Saturday night’s game at the ARC with Saint Louis on a LaVonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) layup with 3.8 seconds to play, but the Billikens got a put-back basket from Mike McCall Jr. just before the buzzer to come out with the 67-65 victory.
December 07, 2013
Bobby Capobianco and LaVonte Dority join Valparaiso head coach Bryce Drew in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' loss Saturday to Saint Louis.
December 06, 2013
Valparaiso returns home to the ARC Saturday evening for one of the toughest tests on the early-season schedule, as the Crusaders host Saint Louis. Valpo is in search of its third consecutive victory.
December 06, 2013
Valpo All-Access visits with a few of the freshmen from the Crusader men's basketball team.
December 04, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team limited Ball State to just 26.2% shooting from the floor Wednesday evening as the Crusaders won in Muncie for the first time since 1967 with a 69-50 final. The win was the Crusaders’ first road victory of the season as well.
December 03, 2013
Fresh off a four-game homestand, Valparaiso heads out for its only road game in the span of a month, traveling to Muncie to take on Ball State Wednesday night. The Crusaders are in search of their first road win of the 2013-14 season.
December 03, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew joins the voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, to preview this week's upcoming games at Ball State and at home against Saint Louis.
December 02, 2013
Valparaiso freshman guard Lexus Williams (Chicago, Ill./Marist) has been named the Horizon League Freshman of the Week following a trio of double-figure scoring performances last week for the Crusaders.
November 30, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team bounced back quickly from Friday’s heartbreaking triple-overtime loss, coming out 24 hours later and leading nearly start to finish in Saturday’s 94-58 victory over Cincinnati Christian at the ARC.
November 29, 2013
Valparaiso and Mercer battled like two heavyweight fighters standing toe-to-toe in an epic Friday night at the ARC, but in the end, the Crusaders were unable to land the last blow, as the Bears downed Valpo in triple overtime, 117-108.
November 29, 2013
Head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Bobby Capobianco, LaVonte Dority and Alec Peters in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' triple-overtime loss to Mercer Friday night.
November 27, 2013
Valparaiso takes aim at continuing its season-opening winning streak at the ARC this weekend as it hosts a pair of home games. The Crusaders will take on Mercer, which won 24 games last year and already owns a win over Seton Hall this season, on Friday evening before facing NAIA squad Cincinnati Christian on Saturday night.
November 26, 2013
Valparaiso led wire-to-wire on Tuesday evening at the ARC, jumping out to a 20-7 lead less than eight minutes into the game en route to an 85-70 victory over UCF. The win is the Crusaders’ fourth in as many home games at the ARC so far this season.
November 26, 2013
Head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Bobby Capobianco and Lexus Williams in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' 85-70 victory over UCF.
November 26, 2013
Todd Ickow sits down with men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew to look ahead to this week's slate of three home games, including a game this evening against UCF and Friday night against Mercer.
November 25, 2013
Valparaiso looks to continue its undefeated start to the 2013-14 home slate on Tuesday night at the ARC, as the Crusaders host UCF. The game is the first of an same-season home-and-home series against the Knights.
November 25, 2013
Valparaiso freshman forward Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) has been named the Horizon League Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week for the second time this season after averaging 22.5 points per game last week.
November 23, 2013
Valparaiso surrendered just four points to James Madison over the final 12:22 of the first half Saturday afternoon in non-league action at the ARC, turning a six-point deficit into a 13-point halftime lead en route to an 81-49 victory over the Dukes.
November 23, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Jubril Adekoya, Jordan Coleman and LaVonte Dority at the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' victory over James Madison on Saturday.
November 22, 2013
Valparaiso freshman forward Alec Peters joins host Chris Bradley on this week's edition of Valpo All-Access, demonstrating the art of the 3-point shot.
November 22, 2013
Valparaiso returns home to the friendly confines of the ARC Saturday afternoon, kicking off a four-game homestand over an eight-day stretch against fellow 2013 NCAA Tournament team James Madison at 2:05 p.m.
November 20, 2013
A 30-point performance from freshman Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) wasn’t enough for the Valparaiso men’s basketball team to complete a comeback from a 27-point deficit Wednesday night, as the Crusaders fell by a 100-92 final at Evansville.
November 19, 2013
Valparaiso closes out a stretch of three challenging road games Wednesday evening when it travels to southern Indiana to face off against Evansville. The Crusaders return home for four straight games following Wednesday’s contest.
November 19, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew joins Todd Ickow on this week's Valpo Basketball Preview show. The pair discuss the Crusaders' last two road games and look ahead to games against Evansville and James Madison this week. They also discuss Alec Peters and his return to his hometown of Washington, Ill. early this week following the devastating storms of Sunday.
November 17, 2013
Valparaiso erased a 16-point second-half deficit to take the lead for the first time with 2:49 to play, but could not come out with the victory, as Ohio earned the 76-72 win Sunday afternoon in Athens, Ohio.
November 15, 2013
Valparaiso looks to get back on the winning track Sunday afternoon as it heads to Athens, Ohio to take on the Bobcats of Ohio University. The game is the first of four that the Crusaders will play as part of the Ohio Classic.
November 14, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced Thursday that a pair of Canadian guards, Max Joseph and Tevonn Walker, have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Crusader program as freshmen for the 2014-15 season. Joseph and Walker's signing was featured in a segment Wednesday evening on CTV Montreal, Montreal's most popular English-language television newscast.
November 13, 2013
The Valparaiso men's basketball team sliced a double-digit second-half deficit to just two points and were within one possession with less than five minutes to play, but Illinois scored 13 of the next 14 points to pull away late, as the Crusaders fell 64-52 Wednesday evening at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill.
November 13, 2013
In addition to raising the basketball banners, director of athletics Mark LaBarbera presented rings to the baseball, softball, and men's golf Championship teams from 2012-2013 at the season opener versus Murray State.
November 12, 2013
The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, talks with men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew on the first Valpo Basketball Preview show of the year, looking back at the first two wins of the season before looking ahead to tough tests this week at Illinois and Ohio.
November 12, 2013
Valparaiso hits the road for the first time in the 2013-14 season, starting out a three-game road trip at Illinois on Wednesday evening. The Crusaders are looking to open the season with three straight wins for the first time since the 2006-07 campaign. The 6:30 p.m. tipoff can be seen live nationwide on the Big Ten Network.
November 11, 2013
Now an assistant coach at Valparaiso, Roger Powell Jr. returns to Champaign Wednesday where he helped the Fighting Illini make history nine seasons ago. See what Powell Jr. had to say about his bittersweet return to Illinois, the evolution of his spiritual life, and his future in coaching.
November 11, 2013
Valparaiso freshman forward Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) has been named the Horizon League Freshman of the Week following his first weekend of collegiate play.
November 10, 2013
A balanced effort from all 11 active players on the Valparaiso men's basketball team led to the fourth-largest win in program history Sunday afternoon at the ARC, as the Crusaders defeated North Park by a 113-50 final.
November 10, 2013
See what head coach Bryce Drew and players LaVonte Dority, Clay Yeo and Nick Davidson had to say in the postgame press conference following Valparaiso's victory Sunday over North Park.
November 09, 2013
Valparaiso looks to make it two consecutive home wins to open the 2013-14 campaign as the Crusaders host North Park on Sunday afternoon at 1:35 p.m. The game is the last home contest before Valpo goes on the road for its next three games.
November 08, 2013
Prior to Friday night's regular season opener against Murray State, the Valparaiso men's basketball program unveiled Horizon League championship and NCAA Tournament banners commemorating last year's squad. Then this year's team took over, taking its first step toward defending the title with a 77-74 victory over the Racers at the ARC.
November 07, 2013
Valparaiso opens the 2013-14 season on Friday night as the Crusaders welcome Murray State to the ARC for a 7:30 p.m. tip. Prior to the game, the Crusaders will unveil their Horizon League champions and NCAA Tournament banners and raise them to the rafters, forever commemorating last year’s championship squad.
November 05, 2013
Help celebrate Championship Night at the ARC Friday evening, as Valparaiso honors its four Horizon League Championship squads from last season at the season-opening men's basketball game against Murray State, slated for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff.
November 02, 2013
Facing an up-tempo style of play from Robert Morris (Ill.), the Valparaiso men's basketball team led nearly start-to-finish Saturday night at the ARC in claiming a 90-82 victory in its final exhibition game prior to the start of the 2013-14 regular season.
November 01, 2013
The Horizon League Sixth Man of the Year last year, LaVonte Dority will be one of the leaders for the Valparaiso men's basketball team this season. In this video feature, see how his family, his friends, and his "second family" - his teammates and coaches at Valpo - have prepared him for this opportunity.
October 26, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team opened exhibition play for the 2013-14 season with a 69-60 victory over Hillsdale College Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 25, 2013
With the first exhibition game just over 24 hours away for the Valparaiso men's basketball team, read up about what to expect from the Crusaders heading into the 2013-14 season. Saturday's exhibition game against Hillsdale (7:05 p.m. tipoff) will be broadcast by WVUR, with the broadcast also carried at ValpoAthletics.com.
October 22, 2013
With basketball season right around the corner, Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew took some time out to visit some local businesses and hand-deliver Go Valpo signs.
October 18, 2013
The Valparaiso men's and women's basketball programs provided season ticket holders and students a sneak peek into what to expect from their teams in the upcoming season at a pair of events held over the past week at the ARC.
October 16, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team has been picked to finish sixth in the Horizon League during the 2013-2014 season, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches, sports information directors and select media members. The Crusaders are two-time defending Horizon League regular season champions and captured the league tournament title last season.
September 23, 2013
Everywhere you turned at the various FIBA continental championships this summer, it seemed like you could run into a player with Valparaiso ties, as eight current and former Crusaders represented six different countries at four of the five continental championships. In addition, a pair of seniors from last year's Horizon League championship team inked deals to continue playing basketball professionally in Europe.
September 19, 2013
On this week's edition of Inside Valpo Athletics, we catch up with men's basketball redshirt junior David Chadwick, who is eligible to play this season for the Crusaders.
September 10, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced his squad's schedule for the 2013-2014 campaign on Tuesday, a slate which includes nine non-league games against 20-win teams from a season ago, and 18 games in all against teams which went to the postseason last year. Check out Drew's thoughts on the schedule in the attached video.
September 06, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team will host a pair of home games live on ESPNU and also host an HLN Game of the Week this season, highlighting six total broadcasts of Crusader men’s basketball during the 2013-2014 Horizon League schedule.
September 05, 2013
On this week's edition of Inside Valpo Athletics, we catch up with men's basketball fifth-year senior Moussa Gueye, a native of Senegal who joins the Crusader program this year after transferring from Alabama.
August 29, 2013
This week, Inside Valpo Athletics catches up with sophomore men's basketball player Keith Carter.
August 22, 2013
Hear from new Valparaiso men's basketball assistant coach Matt Lottich on this week's edition of Inside Valpo Athletics!
August 19, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that former Stanford standout Matt Lottich has joined the Crusader coaching staff as an assistant coach. Lottich brings nearly a decade of professional playing experience to Valpo's bench.
August 08, 2013
Catch up with the Valparaiso men's basketball 2013-2014 senior class on Inside Valpo Athletics. A new video with one of the Crusader seniors will be released each Thursday - today's video featuring senior guard Jordan Coleman.
August 01, 2013
Catch up with the Valparaiso men's basketball 2013-2014 senior class on Inside Valpo Athletics. A new video with one of the Crusader seniors will be released each Thursday, starting off today with senior guard LaVonte Dority.
July 30, 2013
Three Valparaiso men's basketball players will be making trips with Athletes in Action teams this August. Senior Bobby Capobianco (Loveland, Ohio/Loveland [Indiana]) and juniors David Chadwick (Charlotte, N.C./Hargrave Military Academy [Rice]) and Vashil Fernandez (Kingston, Jamaica/Princeton Day [Md.] Academy) will all be traveling overseas, while Crusader assistant coach Roger Powell Jr. will serve as head coach for one of the teams as well.
July 17, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that E. Victor Nickerson, a 6'7" swingman from Atlanta, Ga., will join the Crusader program. Nickerson, who played for two seasons at Charlotte, will sit out the 2013-14 season due to NCAA transfer regulations and have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2014-15 campaign.
July 17, 2013
Former Valparaiso men's basketball star Ryan Broekhoff continued his play at the highest levels internationally for his native Australia over the past couple weeks, helping the Emerging Boomers to the silver medal at the 27th World University Games in Kazan, Russia, Australia's first-ever medal in men's basketball at the competition.
July 17, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team placed five players on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2012-2013 Honors Court, as announced by the organization today. The Crusaders’ five players were the most honored from any Horizon League school.
July 01, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Jake Diebler has stepped down from his position as assistant coach for the Crusaders in order to take a job as video coordinator with the Ohio State men's basketball program.
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