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Valparaiso Crusaders (24-7)


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@ Oak 
L 71-82
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@ Det 
W 83-63
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vs. UW-Mil 
W 67-61
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@ Wright 
W 84-74
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@ NortKY 
L 78-82
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N. Kentucky beats Valparaiso 82-78 behind McDonald's 23 pts

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) Drew McDonald scored 23 points, Lavone Holland II made a pair of free throws with 2.3 seconds left and Northern Kentucky beat Valparaiso 82-78 on Sunday.

Valparaiso (24-7, 14-4) missed a chance to secure the top seed in the Horizon League Tournament when Oakland (14-4, 24-7) beat Milwaukee (8-23, 4-14), 86-75 later in the day. Oakland swept Valparaiso in the season series.

Northern Kentucky (21-10, 12-6) is the fourth seed after Green Bay (18-12, 12-6) secured the No. 3 seed with an 89-81 win over Detroit (8-21, 6-11) Sunday.

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Leaders
Points: A. Peters23.0
Rebounds: A. Peters10.1
Assists: S. Hammink2.6
FG%: S. Hammink51.1%
FT%: A. Peters88.7%
3P%: A. Peters36.3%
Steals: L. Williams1.4
Blocks: J. Sorolla1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas26-3
2 Villanova27-3
3 UCLA26-3
4 Gonzaga29-1
5 North Carolina25-5
6 Oregon26-4
7 Arizona26-4
8 Louisville23-6
9 Kentucky24-5
10 West Virginia23-6
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas26-3
2 Villanova27-3
2 UCLA26-3
4 Gonzaga29-1
5 North Carolina25-5
6 Oregon26-4
7 Louisville23-6
8 Arizona26-4
9 Kentucky24-5
10 West Virginia23-6
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Horizon Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Oakland 14-4 24-7
Valparaiso 14-4 24-7
Northern Kentucky 12-6 21-10
Green Bay 12-6 18-12
Wright State 11-7 20-11
UIC 7-11 14-17
Detroit 6-12 8-22
Youngstown State 5-13 11-20
Cleveland State 5-13 9-21
Milwaukee 4-14 8-23
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 76.4 (108)
Rebounds: 10.6 (165)
Assists: 13.1 (219)
FG%: 44.9% (155)
FT%: 78.2% (5)
3P%: 33.2% (269)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 69.3 (103)
Rebounds: 27.5 (37)
Assists: 13.2 (181)
FG%: 41.4% (61)
FT%: 69.1% (119)
3P%: 33.0% (83)
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