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Valparaiso defeats Illinois-Chicago 75-70
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013

CHICAGO (AP)—Ryan Broekhoff had 21 points and 10 rebounds as Valparaiso pulled away late for a 75-70 victory against Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday night.

LaVonte Dority added 18 points and Kevin Van Wijk 16 for the Crusaders (12-5, 2-1 Horizon League).

Gary Talton had 25 points and Josh Crittle 16 for the Flames (10-6, 1-2).

In a constantly-close game—there were 13 ties, with the largest lead by either team nine points—Valpo gained a late foothold with consecutive baskets by Broekhoff, Dority and Van Wijk for a 67-61 cushion with 54 seconds remaining. Each time Illinois-Chicago cut the margin to four points, the Crusaders answered.

Valpo went 6 for 6 from the free-throw line in the final 12 seconds.

Daniel Barnes had eight steals for the Flames, tying a school record.

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Ryan Broekhoff Ryan Broekhoff
7-13,  21 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists
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Gary Talton Gary Talton
6-8,  25 Pts
3 Rebs, 4 Assists

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