Valparaiso 58, Wright St. 56

Howard Little scored 17 points to help Valparaiso hang on

against Wright State 58-56 on Saturday.

The Crusaders (19-7, 11-3 Horizon) led by as many as 13 points

midway through the second half.

The Raiders (17-11, 10-6) chipped away at the lead and pulled

within 57-56 on two free throws by Vaughn Duggins with about a

minute left.

Duggins had the ball again with 10 seconds remaining but was

called for double dribbling, giving it back to Valparaiso.

The Crusaders’ Ryan Broekhoff was quickly fouled and made the

first of two free-throw tries.

The Raiders grabbed the rebound off Broekhoff’s missed second

try, but it was too late.

Duggins finished with a game-high 21 points for Wright State

while N’Gai Evans added 14 and Cole Darling 10.

Cory Johnson and Brandon Wood each scored 10 for Valparaiso.