February 07, 20241st2ndFinal
Indiana St.5051101
Stats at a GlanceVALPOINS
FG Percentage.342 (25-73) .613 (38-62)
3P FG Percentage.192 (5-26) .375 (9-24)
FT Percentage.667 (6-9) .800 (16-20)
Offensive Rebounds108
Defensive Rebounds1841
Total Rebounds2849
Bench Points2531
PointsSchwieger - 17
Avila - 27
ReboundsEdwards - 9
Avila - 8
AssistsStafford - 3
Larry - 9
StealsDeAveiro - 4
Larry - 2
Schertz - 2
Kent - 2
BlocksEdwards - 1
Ajiboye - 1
Sepp - 1
Sepp Scores Personal Best on Wednesday in Terre Haute
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Sepp Scores Personal Best on Wednesday in Terre Haute
Kaspar Sepp tallied a career-high 15 points on Wednesday.

Coming off the bench for the first time in the last 13 games, Valparaiso University men’s basketball freshman Kaspar Sepp (Tartu, Estonia / Fairmont Academy) responded in a big way, pouring in 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting to go along with four rebounds on Wednesday night as the Beacons fell 101-61 to host Indiana State at the Hulman Center in Terre Haute, Ind. The first-place Sycamores remained undefeated at home and improved their overall mark to 21-3 and 12-2 in Missouri Valley Conference play.

How It Happened

  • Valpo had an early lead when Jahari Williamson (Pickering, Ontario, Canada / Royal Crown Academy) made a go-ahead 3 at the 18:01 mark, and the lead was 7-4 a moment later.
  • Indiana State went on an 18-0 run to go ahead 22-7 at the 12:34 mark of the first half. Sherman Weatherspoon IV (Bowie, Md. / Bethesda-Chevy Chase [Golden State Prep]) made the basket that ended the drought with 11:46 left in the half.
  • The rest of the half, Valpo outscored Indiana State 29-28. If you take away the 18-0 run, the Beacons would have owned a 36-32 halftime advantage.
  • The Sycamores pulled away early in the second half, boosting a 14-point halftime gap to 29 by outscoring the guests 17-2 in the first 5:34 after the intermission.

Inside the Game

  • Sepp’s 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting came after he had been held scoreless in three of his previous four games. This marked his third double-figure scoring output of the season and first since Jan. 6 at UIC. He outdid his previous season high by five points.
  • Freshman Cooper Schwieger (Overland Park, Kan. / Blue Valley Southwest [Link Year]) led Valpo with 17 points, his ninth straight game with nine or more. He was 8-of-11 from 2-point territory but 0-for-5 from three. The rookie hauled in five rebounds.
  • Sophomore Jaxon Edwards (Indianapolis, Ind. / Cathedral [Murray State]) elevated for a team-high nine rebounds including three offensive boards. He had his highest rebounding output in his last nine games and his second-highest in MVC play behind 11 on Jan. 6 at UIC.
  • Williamson finished with 13 points, his ninth double-figure scoring output this season.
  • Junior point guard Darius DeAveiro (Kanata, Ottawa, Canada / Orangeville Prep) swiped four steals, a season high. This tied his career high, reached twice, most recently Feb. 26, 2023.
  • Edwards made his first start of the last eight games as he rejoined the starting five for the first time since Jan. 10 vs. Southern Illinois. Williamson made his fifth start of the season.
  • Indiana State star Robbie Avila tied a career high with 27 points.

Up Next

The Beacons (6-18, 2-11 MVC) will host Belmont as part of the Love Valpo weekend featuring the department’s All-Sports Reunion including a celebration of the Valpo Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2024. The game will tip off at 3 p.m. with tickets available at valpoathletics.com/tickets.