Detroit wins at Valparaiso 89-82

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VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP)—Chase Simon scored 24 points and Eli Holman had 21 points and 15 rebounds to lead Detroit past Valparaiso 89-82 in the first round of the Horizon League tournament Tuesday night.

Xavier Keeling added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Titans (19-13), who will face Wisconsin-Green Bay in a second-round game Friday night in Indianapolis. Wisconsin-Green Bay (21-11) defeated Youngstown State 81-67 on Tuesday.

Eulis Stephens scored 11 points for Detroit, which shot 56 percent from the field—61 percent in the second half—and outrebounded Valparaiso 46-31.

Cory Johnson scored 24 points and Brandon Wood 23 for Valparaiso (15-17). Brandon McPherson had 11 points and five assists for the Crusaders. Johnson had four of Valparaiso’s 10 3-pointers.

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Eli Holman Eli Holman
9-12,  21 Pts
15 Rebs, 1 Assists
Cory Johnson Cory Johnson
9-16,  24 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists

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