Straight off of its first win over a Big Ten program since 2012, the Valpo women’s basketball team faces a second straight showdown with a Big Ten team, as it makes the short trip to West Lafayette to take on Purdue Sunday afternoon. The game marks the third in a four-game stretch away from home to open the 2020-21 campaign.
The Missouri Valley Conference released its updated men’s and women’s basketball conference schedules on Friday, slates which feature games on back-to-back dates against the same opponent at the same site each weekend.
It was a milestone night for the Valpo women’s basketball program Wednesday evening in Champaign, Ill., as the Brown and Gold earned the first win over Illinois in program history and their first win over a power conference opponent since 2012, holding the Illini scoreless over the final 2:54 to come from behind for a 62-59 victory. Senior Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) put Valpo in front for good with a layup with 42.8 seconds to play.
The Valpo women’s basketball team continues its stretch of four straight road games to begin the 2020-21 campaign on Wednesday evening when it heads to Champaign, Ill. to face Illinois. The game against the Illini is the first of back-to-back games against Big Ten foes for the Brown and Gold.
The Valpo women’s basketball team went on an 11-2 run to close out the third quarter of its season opener Sunday afternoon at Bowling Green, closing to within one point with 10 minutes to play, but the Falcons answered with a run of their own to start the fourth quarter as Valpo fell by a 70-60 final. Senior Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) paced the offense with 15 points, while freshman Leah Earnest (Stevens Point, Wis./SPASH) had a strong debut as she tied for game-high honors with 10 rebounds.
It’s been a long wait, but the Valpo women’s basketball team finally returns to the court on Sunday for its season opener, as the Brown and Gold travel to take on Bowling Green. Valpo enters the 2020-21 campaign coming off of its winningest season in 13 years.
Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans unveiled today her squad’s nonconference schedule for the upcoming season, a group of seven games which includes three meetings against Big Ten opponents.
Valparaiso University Athletics has announced the department’s broadcast plans for the 2020-2021 men’s and women’s basketball seasons.
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