Valpo beats Wis.-Green Bay 75-67; Igbavboa has double-double
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP)—Urule Igbavboa had 14 points and 10 rebounds as five Crusaders scored in double digits and Valparaiso beat Wisconsin-Green Bay 75-67 Tuesday night in the first round of the Horizon League tournament.
Valpo (20-12) will face Wright State (21-9) in the second round Friday in Indianapolis.
Shawn Huff led the Crusaders with 16. Jake Diebler and Jarryd Loyd had 13 each and Bryan Bouchie had 11 points for Valpo, which led 29-17 at the break.
The Phoenix (15-15) outshot Valparaiso from the field and 3-point range, but the Crusaders enjoyed a sizable advantage at the free-throw line, where they were 31-of-45. Green Bay was just 12-of-22 from the line.
Valpo outrebounded the Phoenix 39-38.
Mike Schachtner paced Green Bay with 14, and Rahmon Fletcher and Ryan Tillema had 13 each. Randy Berry had 10 points and 11 rebounds.