All victories are sweet, but this one felt extra satisfying for the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team.
he Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will look to get back on track this weekend as Valpo makes its way to Illinois State for a back-to-back against the Redbirds. These games were initially scheduled to occur on Jan. 2-3 but were postponed and later rescheduled for this weekend. Valpo will look to snap a five-game skid and grab its first road victory of the season on Saturday.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team fell to Loyola 75-39 on Wednesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo was plagued by cold shooting, hitting at a 30.6 percent clip from the field and 15 percent mark from 3-point range. Senior Eron Gordon (Indianapolis, Ind. / Cathedral [Seton Hall]) led the way with 14 points, while sophomore Ben Krikke (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada / Jasper Place) joined him in double figures with 12.
After having six of its first eight scheduled Missouri Valley Conference games postponed, the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will begin a busy stretch of Valley action on Wednesday night. The team is scheduled to play 14 games in a 33-day span starting with Wednesday’s home date with nearby foe Loyola. This is a rematch of last year’s MVC Tournament quarterfinal, when Valpo came from 18 down to upset the Ramblers 74-73 in overtime on a last-second layup by Eron Gordon.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team incurred a 77-58 setback to Big East Conference member DePaul in a nonconference clash on Saturday afternoon at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. Eron Gordon (Indianapolis, Ind. / Cathedral [Seton Hall]) scored a team-high 12 points in Valpo’s first game against the Blue Demons since 1980, an 11th-hour addition to the schedule after both schools had conference games postponed this week.
The Missouri Valley Conference has announced makeup dates for the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team’s series at Southern Illinois, which was originally slated for this coming weekend before being postponed due to positive COVID-19 test results within Southern Illinois’ Tier 1 personnel.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team has made the latest adjustment during a season that requires flexibility from all involved. After the team’s scheduled Missouri Valley Conference weekend series at Southern Illinois was postponed due to positive COVID-19 test results within Southern Illinois’ Tier 1 personnel, the Valpo staff added a nonconference matchup with Big East foe DePaul at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. This marks the first meeting between the two geographically nearby schools since the 1979-1980 season. The game will be televised nationally on FS1.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball program has announced the addition of a nonconference game on Saturday, Jan. 16 at DePaul. The game will be televised nationally on FS1 from Wintrust Arena in Chicago with the tip slated for 3 p.m. CT.
Head coach Matt Lottich joined Brandon Vickrey for this week's edition of Valpo Basketball Weekly, sponsored by Lakeshore Bone & Joint.