Wright St. 75, Valparaiso 71
N’Gai Evans scored 18 points and Wright State held on to defeat
Valparaiso 75-71 Thursday night.
Vaughn Duggins scored 17 points and Todd Brown added 12 for the
Raiders (15-8, 8-4), now alone in second place in the Horizon
League. They travel to meet the league leader, No. 23 Butler, on
Saturday in Indianapolis.
Wright State shot 48 percent for the game and built a 15-point
lead late in the first half, leading 31-21 at the break. Valparaiso
(11-13, 6-6) briefly led midway through the second half before
Wright State reestablished control.
Brandon Wood led the Crusaders with 18 points. Brandon McPherson
scored 17 and Cory Johnson 16, and Ryan Broekhoff grabbed 13
The win gave Wright State a sweep in the regular season over the
Crusaders. In the teams’ earlier meeting in Dayton, Ohio, the
Raiders scored the last 11 points to win 59-57.