Valparaiso shuts down SIU-Edwardsville in overtime, 75-70
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Bakari Evelyn hit a jumper with 11 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Valparaiso limited SIU-Edwardsville to just two points in the extra period to post a 75-70 victory Wednesday night.
The Crusaders bounced back from a 69-63 loss to Wake Forest to win their third game in five starts.
Evelyn tied the game at 65-65 with 1:56 left on a layup, but Tyresse Williford put the Cougars up by two with :20 remaining. Coming out of a Valpo time out, Evelyn tied the game again at 68-68 with a jumper to force the extra period and got to the basket in the first minute of overtime to take the lead.
Evelyn finished with 16 points to lead Valpo and lead five players in double-figure scoring.
Williford finished with 24 points and Cameron Williams added 22 for SIUE.