Valpo to Host Preseason Favorites on Saturday Night

The Indiana Pacers Power Pack dunk crew will perform at halftime on Saturday night as Missouri Valley Conference preseason favorite Drake comes to town to meet the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team in a Missouri Valley Conference showdown. The Beacons will look to extend their home winning streak to three and bounce back from a heartbreaking overtime loss at Missouri State on Wednesday.

Valpo Falls to Missouri State in Overtime Heartbreaker

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team led by five with 1:21 to play and had a seven-point lead with just over three minutes on the clock, but host Missouri State rallied to force overtime and eventually controlled the extra session to prevail 76-67 at Great Southern Bank Arena in Springfield, Mo. Valpo heated up from 3-point territory during a stretch in the second half to build up the late lead, but the Bears responded to eke out a game that Valpo led by seven at halftime.

Krikke Named MVC Player of the Week

Valparaiso University men’s basketball standout Ben Krikke (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada / Jasper Place) was recognized by the Missouri Valley Conference office on Monday after one of his best weeks yet, earning MVC Player of the Week honors.

Valpo to Welcome Pacers Power Pack on Feb. 4

The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics has announced that the Indiana Pacers Power Pack Dunk Squad will provide halftime entertainment during the men’s basketball game vs. Drake on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center.

Beacons to Battle Bears for First Time This Season

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will look to extend its recent stretch of success on Wednesday night at Missouri State. The Beacons have won four of their last five games as they get set to battle the Bears for the first and only time during the regular season. Missouri State is the lone Valley team that will not enter the Athletics-Recreation Center in 2022-23 as part of the new 20-game scheduling format in the 12-team league.

Valpo Leads Wire-to-Wire in Win Over Evansville

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team scored the game’s first 12 points and never looked back on Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, leading by double figures for most of the night en route to an 81-69 victory over Evansville to sweep the season series from the Purple Aces. Valpo’s biggest day came from the team’s biggest scoring threat as Ben Krikke (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada / Jasper Place) finished with 30 points, one shy of a career high.

Men's Basketball Returns Home to Host Evansville

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.

Valpo Winning Streak Snapped in Cedar Falls

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.

Valpo Athletics Mourns the Passing of David Redmon

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.