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Valpo Travels To Indiana State For Thursday Matchup

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

VALPO (0-4) at INDIANA STATE (3-2)

WHEN: Thursday, December 9 - 7:05 p.m. CT (8 p.m. ET)

WHERE: Hulman Center, Terre Haute, Indiana

RADIO: WEFM (95.9, Michigan City), WVUR-FM (95.1, Valparaiso) - Todd Ickow and Baron Brendel announcing.

TV: None

THE COACHES: Valparaiso is guided by Homer Drew, who has a career record of 523-323 in his 28th season and a record at Valpo of 254-201 in his 16th season. Indiana State is led by Royce Waltman, who has a career mark of 289-198 in his 18th season and a record at ISU of 100-112 in his 8th season.

SERIES RECORD: Indiana State leads 50-29
LAST MEETING: 2003-04 - Valpo won 59-53 on Dec. 8, 2003 in Valparaiso.

Valpo will look to get into the win column on Thursday when it plays a road game against Indiana State in Terre Haute beginning at 7:05 p.m. CT (8 p.m. ET).

The Crusaders (0-4) are coming off a loss to 9th-ranked Duke on Saturday in Chicago's United Center. The Sycamores (3-2), winners of two straight, were 76-57 winners over Eastern Illinois on Saturday in Terre Haute. ISU, which is 3-0 at home, was narrowly defeated (56-52) by Indiana Nov. 23 in Bloomington.

Valpo and ISU have met each of the last three seasons with Valpo winning all three. Last season, the Crusaders bested the Sycamores 59-53 in Valpo. Dan Oppland had 16 points, making 5-of-6 shots and all six of his free throw attempts in that game.

OPPLAND SHINES AGAINST DUKE: Junior Dan Oppland, a preseason First Team All-Mid-Con selection, had a strong showing against 9th-ranked Duke. In 34 minutes, Oppland led the Crusaders with 21 points and seven rebounds. The 6'8" forward was 2-for-2 from 3-point range and 7-for-7 from the free throw line.

MILES OF POINTS: Over the last two games, sophomore Jimmie Miles has improved his scoring production. With 22 points against Charlotte and 17 against Duke, the 6'2" guard has pushed his scoring average to 13.5 ppg.. Miles has been extremely proficient at the foul line, converting .895 percent (17-19).

UNITED CENTER ATTENDANCE: The correct attendance for Saturday's Valpo-Duke game at Chicago's United Center is 11,511.

CONFERENCE CHAMPS FLOOD VALPO SCHEDULE: As defending champions of the Mid-Continent Conference, Valpo is facing its share of conference champion opponents. Through their first eight games, the Crusaders oppose five league champions - Cincinnati, Charlotte (both shared Conference USA title in 2004), Duke (ACC), Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Horizon League, Dec. 11) and Illinois (Big 10, Dec. 19).



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Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
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Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
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Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
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Apr 26
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
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Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
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Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
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Apr 27 Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
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Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
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Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
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May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
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May 3
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May 3
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May 4
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