Half-Price Tickets Available For Ball State Game

Fans can enjoy one of Indiana’s great in-state rivalries for as little as $5 a ticket, as the Valparaiso University athletics department is offering half-price tickets when the men’s basketball team hosts Ball State next Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.


Men’s Basketball Rides Hot Shooting to Win at George Washington

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team connected on 15 3-pointers Saturday evening, perhaps none bigger than a triple from junior Ryan Fazekas (Chesterton, Ind./Marquette Catholic [Providence]) which broke a tie with three minutes to play and gave Valpo the lead for good as it defeated George Washington in Washington, D.C. by an 82-79 final.


Men's Basketball Returns to Action Saturday at George Washington

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team looks to get back on the winning track Saturday afternoon as it travels to Washington, D.C. to face off against George Washington. It is the first time Valpo and GW have matched up since the 2016 NIT championship game.


Valpo Falls on Last-Second Jumper to High Point

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team rallied from a late seven-point deficit to tie Tuesday’s game with High Point at the ARC on a 3-pointer by Ryan Fazekas (Chesterton, Ind./Marquette Catholic [Providence]) with 19 seconds to play, but the Panthers’ Brandonn Kamga banked in an off-balance jumper with 0.8 seconds remaining to give High Point the 55-53 win.


Men's Basketball Welcomes High Point Tuesday Night

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team looks for its third consecutive win as it returns to the court on Tuesday evening, hosting High Point at the ARC. The Panthers are led by former national champion head coach Tubby Smith.


Balanced Effort Leads to Men’s Basketball Win Over UC Riverside

Five players scored in double figures and the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team led nearly start to finish in an 82-73 victory over UC Riverside at the ARC Sunday afternoon.


Men's Basketball Returns Home Sunday, Hosts UC Riverside

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team returns home for two games in three days, starting with a Sunday afternoon matinee against UC Riverside. Starting with the game against the Highlanders, five of Valpo’s next seven games will be at the ARC.


Valpo Rallies for Road Win at UNLV Wednesday Night

Trailing by 11 late in the first half at UNLV, the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team ended the opening period on an 11-4 run and then started the second half on a 15-2 run to take control, eventually going on to a 72-64 victory over the Runnin’ Rebels Wednesday evening as part of the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge series.


Men's Basketball Takes on UNLV Wednesday in MWC/MVC Challenge

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team represents the Missouri Valley Conference in the MWC/MVC Challenge series Wednesday evening, continuing its road trip with a visit to UNLV. Wednesday’s game concludes a stretch of five out of six games away from home for Valpo, which returns home for three of its next four.


Valpo Falls Short at West Virginia Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team rallied from an early nine-point deficit to take the lead in the first half, and then went shot for shot with West Virginia through the first 10 minutes of the second half, but the Mountaineers pulled away in the last 10 minutes as Valpo fell by an 88-76 final in Morgantown, W.V. Senior Deion Lavender (Alton, Ill./Marquette Catholic [UAB/Southern Illinois]) handed out 10 assists without committing a turnover, while junior Derrik Smits (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) finished with a team-high 20 points and five blocked shots.


Men's Basketball Faces Off Against West Virginia on Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team continues its challenging slate of non-conference games away from home on Saturday afternoon, as Valpo faces off against West Virginia in a non-bracketed game of the Myrtle Beach Invitational. Valpo is in the midst of a stretch of five out of six games away from home.


Men’s Basketball Overcomes SIUE In Overtime

Heading into a holiday known for extra helpings of food, fans at the ARC got an extra helping of basketball Wednesday evening, as Valparaiso and SIUE went into overtime before Valpo out-scored the Cougars 7-2 in the extra period to earn a 75-70 victory.


Men's Basketball Returns Home Wednesday Evening; Hosts SIUE

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team returns home briefly for a Thanksgiving appetizer, as Valpo hosts SIUE on Wednesday evening at 7pm.


Valpo Drops Narrow Decision to Wake Forest to Close Myrtle Beach Invitational

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team went toe-to-toe with ACC foe Wake Forest in the fifth place game at the Myrtle Beach Invitational in Conway, S.C. on Sunday morning, but the Demon Deacons took the lead for good with 15 minutes to play as Valpo fell by a 69-63 final score in its tournament finale. Junior Derrik Smits (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) set a new career high by scoring 23 points.


Valpo Takes Down Monmouth At Myrtle Beach Invitational Friday

A trio of double-figure scoring efforts from newcomers led the way for the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team on Friday from the Myrtle Beach Invitational in Conway, S.C., as Valpo never trailed in a 64-53 victory over Monmouth.


Valpo Falls in Myrtle Beach Opener to WKU

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team battled through foul trouble Thursday afternoon in its opener at the Myrtle Beach Invitational in Conway, S.C., closing to within three points with 13 minutes to play, but could not get over the hump in the second half as it fell to Western Kentucky, 83-71. With the loss, Valpo will play Monmouth at 5:30 p.m. CT on Friday.


Valpo Men's Basketball Weekly: Nov. 13

Head coach Matt Lottich sat down with Todd Ickow for Valpo Basketball Weekly, looking at the early performances from a couple of Valpo's freshmen and looking ahead to a tough task this weekend in Myrtle Beach.


Valpo Heads to Myrtle Beach For Three Games in Four Days

After going nine days since its regular season opener, the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will play three games in four days as it looks to continue its recent run of success in MTEs at the Myrtle Beach Invitational. The tournament begins against WKU on Thursday, with a Friday matchup against either West Virginia or Monmouth. Cal State Fullerton, Saint Joseph’s, UCF and Wake Forest are potentially waiting for the Sunday tournament finale.


Men’s Basketball Part of 2019 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will be one of eight programs competing in the 2019 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam, as announced Thursday by tournament directors.


Valpo Rolls to Win Over Concordia University Chicago to Open 2018-19 Campaign

It was a total team effort Tuesday evening at the ARC as the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team won its seventh consecutive season opener, defeating Concordia University Chicago by a 121-65 final. Valpo was led by 22 points from freshman Javon Freeman (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young), the highest output by a Valpo freshman making his debut in two decades.


Men's Basketball Set to Tip Off Regular Season Tuesday Night

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team tips off the 2018-19 season on Tuesday evening with the earliest season opener in program history, kicking off the year against Concordia University Chicago at the ARC.


Valpo Falls to UIndy in Exhibition Action Thursday

A last-second 3-point effort would not fall for the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team in its lone exhibition game prior to the start of the 2018-19 season on Thursday night, as Valpo dropped a 60-57 decision to UIndy.


First Look at 2018-19 Men's Basketball Team Comes Thursday Night

The Valparaiso University men's basketball team will kick off the 2018-19 season on Thursday evening as it welcomes Indianapolis to the ARC for an exhibition game.


MVC Releases Winter Programming Schedule for The Valley on ESPN

The Missouri Valley Conference released its winter programming schedule for The Valley on ESPN – the league’s co-branded digital network – on Tuesday morning, including 48 Valparaiso University men’s and women’s basketball regular season broadcasts which will be available either on ESPN3 or ESPN+ - the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International Group and ESPN.


Valpo Picked Seventh in MVC Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team has been picked to finish in seventh place during the 2018-19 season, as the MVC released its preseason poll on Thursday morning.


Valpo Basketball Hosts Season Ticket Holder Open Practice

With the 2018-19 season right around the corner, the Valparaiso University men's and women's basketball teams hosted their annual Season Ticket Holder Open Practice on Friday evening at the ARC.


Men's Basketball Online Store Open

The Valpo men's basketball program currently has a BSN Sports flash store for Nike gear open through October 22.


Valpo Basketball Teams to Hold Open Practice at Hammond Civic Center

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., along with the Valparaiso University Athletics Department, is pleased to announce an open Valpo Men’s and Women’s Basketball practice to be held on Saturday, October 20 at the venerable Hammond Civic Center.


Valpo to Appear Three Times on MVC TV Network in 2019

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will play three times as part of the Missouri Valley Conference’s 22-game men’s basketball telecast package on FOX Sports Midwest and NBC Sports Chicago in 2018-19, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today.


Men’s Basketball MVC Schedule Unveiled

The Missouri Valley Conference schedule for the 2018-2019 Valparaiso University men’s basketball season was unveiled on Tuesday, highlighted by a visit from 2018 Final Four participant Loyola to the ARC on Sunday, Feb. 10.


Bowen Rejoins Valpo Men’s Basketball Program

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball program welcomes back a familiar face to the bench this season, as head coach Matt Lottich announced today that Matt Bowen has returned to Valpo as special assistant to the head coach/director of basketball operations.


Valpo Unveils Non-Conference Schedule

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team unveiled its non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season on Wednesday, highlighted by at least three games against top-40 RPI teams from a year ago.


Tevonn Walker Signs Professional Contract With Hamburg Towers

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball program continues to produce professional basketball players and another Crusader alum has joined the professional ranks, as graduated senior Tevonn Walker (Montreal, Quebec/Vanier College) signed today with Hamburg Towers of the ProA in Germany – the nation’s second-tier league.


Golder To Play for USA Team at FISU America Games

Another member of the Valparaiso University men’s basketball program will gain international experience representing his native country, as junior Markus Golder (Portland, Ore./Clackamas [North Idaho]) will suit up for the USA Team at the inaugural FISU America Games in São Paulo, Brazil later this month.


Lavender Joins Valpo Basketball Program As Graduate Transfer

Valparaiso University men’s basketball head coach Matt Lottich announced today that Deion Lavender has enrolled at Valpo and joined the program as a graduate transfer with immediate eligibility for the 2018-19 season.


Valpo to Open Myrtle Beach Invitational Against Western Kentucky

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team learned today it will open the inaugural Myrtle Beach Invitational against Western Kentucky at 4 p.m. CT on Thursday, Nov. 15, live on ESPNU.


Townsend, Holloway Join Valpo Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

Valparaiso University men’s basketball head coach Matt Lottich announced today that Todd Townsend and Rob Holloway have joined the Crusader program as assistant coaches for the 2018-19 season as Valpo embarks on its second season as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference.


Nick Robinson Signs Agreement to Join Valpo Men’s Basketball Program

Another Chicago native will take the floor for the Valparaiso University men’s basketball program, as head coach Matt Lottich announced today that Nick Robinson has signed an agreement to join the Crusaders. Robinson, a transfer from Saint Joseph’s with two seasons of eligibility remaining, will sit out the 2018-19 campaign due to transfer regulations and will be eligible for the Crusaders starting with the 2019-20 season.


Ryan Broekhoff Agrees to NBA Contract With Dallas Mavericks

Another former Valparaiso University basketball player will look to make his mark in the NBA this season, as 2013 Crusader alum Ryan Broekhoff agreed to a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday evening.