Trailing by 14 points with two minutes to play Saturday at Drake, the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team put together a furious push to try to erase the deficit, but while it cut the lead to four points twice in the final minute, Valpo was unable to complete the comeback, falling to the Bulldogs, 84-79.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team faces three road tests in its next four games, starting on Saturday afternoon as Valpo heads to Des Moines to take on one of the MVC’s hottest teams in Drake. Valpo is in search of its fourth road win in conference play.
Career nights from junior Derrik Smits (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) and senior Deion Lavender (Alton, Ill./Marquette Catholic [UAB/Southern Illinois]) were not enough Wednesday evening for the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team to come out victorious, as Valpo dropped its second overtime home game of MVC play to Indiana State, 87-82.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team begins the stretch run of the regular season on Wednesday night at the ARC as it hosts Indiana State in a key MVC matchup. At the two-thirds mark of the conference season, Valpo is enveloped in the middle of an extremely tight race in the standings. Free replica jerseys will be given away to the first 1,000 fans in attendance.