The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will attempt to secure a season sweep over Evansville on Sunday afternoon in a regionally-televised contest at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Evansville is the first opponent Valpo will play for a second time this season after the two teams matched up at the Ford Center on Jan. 4. This is the second of back-to-back televised games for Valpo, as this one will air on the MVC TV Network, which includes NBC Sports Chicago as well as FOX Sports Midwest.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team outdid Missouri State after halftime, but a large deficit by the game’s midway mark was too much to overcome on Thursday night at JQH Arena in Springfield, Mo. Valpo trailed by as many as 21, but cut the deficit all the way down to seven by the time the clock hit all zeros with the hosts prevailing 67-60.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will have four consecutive days without a game for the final time this season leading into Thursday’s matchup with Missouri State. Valpo will head to Springfield, Mo. to battle the Bears in the program’s first nationally-televised game of the 2019-20 campaign. The contest will be carried on CBS Sports Network, the first of back-to-back TV dates for the Brown & Gold.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 9 at Loyola has been selected for distribution on ESPNU. The nationally-televised game will tip off at 3 p.m. from Gentile Arena in Chicago after being chosen by ESPN as a wildcard selection.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team fought through bumps and bruises on Saturday night to fend off the visiting Indiana State Sycamores 86-77 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Javon Freeman-Liberty poured in 25 points to lead five Valpo players in double figures, as a true team effort helped the Brown & Gold withstand the loss of three key players due to injuries and two more starters spending a chunk of the first half sidelined. Valpo dipped back into its old bag of comeback tricks, erasing a double-figure deficit en route to the victory.
It’s a Saturday night of Missouri Valley Conference hoops at the Athletics-Recreation Center as Indiana State makes its way to Porter County to create the latest installment of a deep history between the two instate foes. Valpo avenged a pair of regular season losses to eliminate head coach Greg Lansing’s team in the conference tournament a year ago in St. Louis, setting the stage for Saturday’s matchup that features two of the league’s top three scorers. In addition to the game, fans who come out will enjoy halftime entertainment courtesy of Tyler’s Amazing Balancing Act.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team incurred an 88-78 setback to UNI on Wednesday night at the McLeod Center in a back-and-forth game where the guests led by as many as 11. The Panthers, a team receiving votes nationally in the AP and USA Today Coaches polls, clawed back with a large run late in the first half and early in the second half en route to improving to 10-0 at home this season. A battle between the league’s top two scorers lived up to the hype, as Javon Freeman-Liberty (Chicago, Ill. / Whitney Young) poured in 28 points and UNI’s A.J. Green finished with 29.
A challenging test awaits the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team, which will look for its second straight victory on Wednesday night at UNI. The Panthers are the highest regarded team in the conference by a variety of metrics and own an unblemished 9-0 record at home. After already eliminating one lengthy skid this season by winning at Evansville for the first time since 1969, Valpo will look to snap a 13-game skid at UNI and earn its first ever win when visiting Cedar Falls. UNI is receiving votes nationally in the AP Poll and USA Today Coaches’ Poll.
Coach Lottich joined Brandon Vickrey for another edition of Valpo Men's Basketball Weekly to recap Saturday's win at Drake and preview another tough test at UNI.