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Crusaders Use Surges to Put Away Chicago State
Ryan Broekhoff posted a team-best 15 points Friday. (Ray Acevedo)
Ryan Broekhoff posted a team-best 15 points Friday. (Ray Acevedo)
Chicago State (1-4)
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Valparaiso (4-1)
11/23/2012 | Valparaiso, Ind. (ARC) | Attendance: 2477
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Chicago State222446
Valparaiso343367
Stats at a GlanceCHISTVALPO
FG Percentage.360 (18-50) .397 (25-63)
3P FG Percentage.308 (4-13) .286 (6-21)
FT Percentage.500 (6-12) .786 (11-14)
Offensive Rebounds717
Defensive Rebounds2327
Total Rebounds3044
Turnovers1312
Steals85
Bench Points1324
Statistical LeadersCHISTVALPO
PointsROBINSON - 10
BROEKHOFF - 15
ReboundsCHAMBERLAIN - 6
CAPOBIANCO - 11
AssistsTUCKER - 3
ROBINSON - 3
KENNEY - 7
StealsGRAY - 3
BROEKHOFF - 2
BlocksROBINSON - 1
ROSENBERG - 1
ROSS - 1
COLEMAN - 1
CAPOBIANCO - 1

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Valparaiso men's basketball team scored the first 10 points of the game against Chicago State Friday evening to ensure it would lead the entire way, and then slammed the door on the Cougars with a 16-0 second-half run as the Crusaders earned a 67-46 win at the Athletics-Recreation Center.  Valpo will now take on Bethune-Cookman on Saturday night at the ARC in the finale of the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic.

Junior Bobby Capobianco (Loveland, Ohio/Loveland [Indiana]) doubled up in his Crusader regular season debut after missing Valpo's first four games due to injury.  Capobianco played 17 minutes off the bench, scoring 10 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, including six offensive boards, to earn the double-double.  Capobianco was one of three Crusaders to finish in double figures, as senior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) led the way with 15 points, while senior Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) scored 12 points, all in the second half.

Valpo would never trail on Friday, seizing control early with a 10-0 run in the first five minutes.  Broekhoff canned a fast-break 3-pointer on the Crusaders' first possession, but it would take more than three minutes for the next points to hit the board.  Drew went to the bench for a trio of subs, and immediately junior Jordan Coleman (North Hollywood, Calif./Calabasas [Southwestern Ill. College/Hawai'i]) drove for a layup to make it 5-0.

After a Chicago State miss, fifth-year senior Erik Buggs (Memphis, Tenn./Mitchell) found fellow senior Matt Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville) for a 3-pointer.  Then, another Cougar miss led to a fast break, one which ended when Buggs lobbed a pass for Coleman, flying down the wing in for the two-handed slam to make it 10-0 Crusaders just 4:51 into the game.

Back-to-back slams by sophomore Vashil Fernandez (Kingston, Jamaica/Princeton Day [Md.] Academy) and Coleman pushed the lead out to 16-3 with 12:51 to go in the first half.  Chicago State scored the next six points, however, and Valpo's lead hovered in the high single digits for most of the remainder of the half.  The Cougars moved within five at 27-22, but the Crusaders ended the half on a 7-0 run in the final 90 seconds, capped by a hanging jumper from Broekhoff in the paint as the clock dwindled down to make it 34-22 Valpo at the break.

The Crusaders pushed their lead to 16 early in the second half, scoring on each of their first two possessions on a put-back by senior Ben Boggs (Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley [Virginia Tech]) and a layup by Broekhoff.  But Chicago State would not go away, eventually cutting the lead to just 46-38 with 11:19 to play after a 3-pointer from Greg Tucker.

Valpo slammed the door with a 16-0 run at that point, however, over a five-minute stretch.  It was the pair of international seniors who accounted for all 16 points during the spurt, as Van Wijk converted two conventional 3-point plays as well as another inside basket.  Meanwhile, Broekhoff canned two 3-pointers during the run before ending it with a pair of free throws.  Valpo's lead never dropped inside 21 points the rest of the way.

Boggs added nine points and Coleman eight in the balanced scoring effort for the Crusaders on Friday.  Valpo won despite shooting just 39.7% (25-of-63) from the floor, including just 28.6% (6-of-21) from outside.  Capobianco's 11 rebounds paced the Crusaders' 44-30 edge on the glass, as Boggs and Van Wijk chipped eight rebounds apiece.  Kenney dished out seven assists without a turnover and Buggs doled out six assists as well.

Chicago State (1-4) was led by 10 points from Jeremy Robinson, the only Cougar to finish in double figures.  Corey Gray added nine points and three steals.

Valparaiso (4-1) will take on Bethune-Cookman on Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. for the championship of the Valparaiso round of the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic.  As always, the game can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network.  Links for the live audio, as well as live stats, will be available at www.valpoathletics.com.

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Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo