Men’s Basketball Season Comes to an End Friday in St. Louis

The 2018-19 season came to a conclusion Friday afternoon for the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team, as ninth-seeded Valpo fell to top-seeded Loyola, 67-54, in quarterfinal action at Arch Madness in St. Louis.


Valpo Meets Loyola Friday Afternoon in Arch Madness Quarterfinal

Coming off of its first win at Arch Madness with a 77-55 victory over Indiana State Thursday night, ninth-seeded Valpo faces a quick turnaround to take on top-seeded Loyola in Friday’s first quarterfinal at noon.


Valpo Pulls Away From Indiana State For Win in Arch Madness Opener

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team earned its first win in program history at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, turning a nine-point deficit with six minutes to play in the first half into a seven-point halftime lead en route to a 77-55 victory over Indiana State Thursday night in St. Louis. With the win, ninth-seeded Valpo advances to face top-seeded Loyola on Friday at noon.


Smits Voted Onto MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

Valparaiso University junior center Derrik Smits (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) earned a spot on the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Second Team, as announced by the conference office Thursday morning, for his work on the court and in the classroom.


Smits Named to MVC Most-Improved Team

Valparaiso University junior center Derrik Smits (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) was named to the Missouri Valley Conference’s Most-Improved Team, as voted on by the conference’s beat reporters and announced today by the MVC office.


Freeman Named to MVC All-Freshman, All-Defensive Teams

Valparaiso University freshman guard Javon Freeman (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) earned a pair of accolades on Tuesday, earning spots on the Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman and All-Defensive Teams as the MVC unveiled its postseason All-Conference teams. Freeman is the first MVC freshman to earn a spot on both squads since Jake Odum in 2011.


Valpo Men's Basketball Weekly: March 4

Check in with Valpo men's basketball head coach Matt Lottich and the voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, in the final edition of Valpo Basketball Weekly before the MVC Tournament.


Valpo to Face Indiana State Thursday to Open Arch Madness

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team opens Arch Madness Thursday evening as the tournament’s ninth seed, taking on eighth-seeded Indiana State in a first-round matchup. Valpo will have to win four games in four days to claim the tournament title.


Valpo Edged in Regular Season Finale by Evansville

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team held a nine-point lead with seven minutes remaining in its regular season finale at the ARC Saturday afternoon against Evansville, but the Purple Aces rallied as Valpo fell by a 65-63 final. Valpo will take on Indiana State at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening to kick off Arch Madness in St. Louis.


Men's Basketball Closes Regular Season Saturday Afternoon

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team finishs out the regular season Saturday afternoon at the ARC as it hosts Evansville. Deion Lavender, as Valpo’s lone player in his final year of eligibility, will be honored prior to the game and address the fans following the game.


Valpo Struggles Offensively In Wednesday Loss at Bradley

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team suffered through its worst offensive performance of the season Wednesday night at Bradley, falling to the Braves, 67-42. With the loss, Valpo is locked into the 8/9 game on Thursday night at Arch Madness against Indiana State.


Men's Basketball Begins Final Week of Regular Season at Bradley

The penultimate regular season contest for the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team is on the docket for Wednesday evening, as Valpo heads to Peoria, Ill. to face Bradley. A win would give Valpo a season sweep of the Braves.


Valpo Men's Basketball Weekly: Feb. 25

With just two regular season games remaining, Valpo men's basketball head coach Matt Lottich sits down with Todd Ickow for this week's edition of Valpo Basketball Weekly.


Men’s Basketball Falls on Road Saturday Night at UNI

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team erased most of a second-half double-digit deficit, but could never reclaim the lead, as UNI eventually pulled away for a 64-53 victory over Valpo Saturday evening in Cedar Falls, Iowa.


Valpo Men Travel to UNI Saturday

The battle for positioning in the conference standings continues on Saturday night for the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team, as it heads to Cedar Falls, Iowa to take on UNI. A win over the Panthers on Saturday evening would move Valpo into a tie for fourth place and give it a season sweep of UNI, a potential key tiebreaker coming down the home stretch of regular season play.


Men’s Basketball Grinds Out Win Over SIU Wednesday

It was only fitting Wednesday night at the ARC that senior Deion Lavender (Alton, Ill./Marquette Catholic [UAB/Southern Illinois) would intercept Southern Illinois’ last-gasp pass to secure Valpo’s win, as the former Saluki made big shots down the stretch to help complement a strong team defensive effort in Valpo’s 55-52 victory over SIU.


Men's Basketball Looks for Season Sweep of Southern Illinois Wednesday

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team returns home to the ARC Wednesday night for its next-to-last home game of the season, hosting Southern Illinois in a key Missouri Valley Conference matchup.


Valpo Men's Basketball Weekly: Feb. 18

Valparaiso University men's basketball head coach Matt Lottich sits down with Todd Ickow for this week's edition of Valpo Basketball Weekly.


Late Comeback Falls Just Short Saturday at Drake

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.


Men's Basketball Visits Drake Saturday Afternoon

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.


Men’s Basketball Edged in Overtime by Indiana State

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.


Men's Basketball Welcomes Indiana State to ARC Wednesday Night

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.


Valpo Men's Basketball Weekly: Feb. 11

Check out this week's edition of Valpo Basketball Weekly, as Todd Ickow sits down with head coach Matt Lottich to chat about the last two games and look ahead to this week's pair of games.


Freeman Named MVC Newcomer of the Week

Valparaiso University men’s basketball freshman Javon Freeman (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week after a pair of strong performances last week, as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.


Men’s Basketball Falls to Late Rambler Rally

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team held a nine-point lead over MVC leader Loyola at the ARC Sunday afternoon with just over seven minutes remaining, but the Ramblers scored the next 13 points to take the lead for good as Valpo eventually fell by a 56-51 final in front of a capacity crowd.


Valpo Returns Home; Hosts Loyola on ESPNU Sunday Afternoon

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team welcomes a national TV audience inside the ARC on Sunday afternoon as it hosts Loyola in a key Missouri Valley Conference matchup. Valpo faces the conference-leading Ramblers after taking down then-conference co-leader Illinois State back on Tuesday. The first 1,000 fans through the doors on Sunday will receive free Valpo Basketball t-shirts.


Valpo Snaps Skid With Emphatic Win at Illinois State Tuesday

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team raced out to a quick 17-2 lead at Illinois State Tuesday night and held the Redbirds at bay when they made big runs in both halves, eventually leaving Normal, Ill. with a 69-53 victory to snap a four-game losing streak. Freshman Javon Freeman (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) scored a career-best 27 points to lead the way in the winning effort.


Men's Basketball Heads to Illinois State Tuesday Night

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team looks to snap a four-game losing streak on Tuesday evening as it concludes a brief two-game road trip at Illinois State. Valpo would earn a season sweep of the Redbirds with a victory.


Valpo Falls on Road at Evansville Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team was unable to turn a halftime lead into a road victory Saturday afternoon at Evansville, as the Purple Aces outscored Valpo by 14 in the second half as Valpo lost by a 64-53 final.


Men's Basketball Starts Second Half of MVC Play Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team opens the second half of Missouri Valley Conference play Saturday afternoon with the first of back-to-back road games, making the trip downstate to face the Purple Aces of Evansville. Valpo finds itself smack dab in the middle of the tightly packed MVC standings at the halfway point of the conference schedule.


Valpo Falls in Overtime Heartbreaker Tuesday

A back-and-forth battle between Valpo and Missouri State before an intrepid crowd at the ARC Tuesday night needed five extra minutes to determine the outcome, but in the end, the Bears’ Keandre Cook hit a pair of free throws with 2.3 seconds to play in overtime as a shorthanded Valpo squad fell by a 55-54 final.


Valpo Men's Basketball Weekly: Jan. 28

Check out this week's edition of Valpo Basketball Weekly, as head coach Matt Lottich sits down with Todd Ickow to talk about last weekend, the injuries the squad is dealing with and how they can overcome them heading into Tuesday night's game against Missouri State.


Men's Basketball Returns to Action Tuesday Night at the ARC

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team closes out a brief two-game homestand Tuesday night at the ARC, hitting the halfway point of Missouri Valley Conference play as it welcomes Missouri State to town. Free 'Gold Rush' t-shirts will be distributed to the first 500 fans through the doors.


Short-Handed Valpo Squad Falls to Drake Saturday

Playing most of the game without its top three scorers, the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team battled gamely against Drake at the ARC Saturday night and was within four with 3:44 to play before running out of gas down the stretch, as the Bulldogs left Valpo 70-59 victors.


Men's Basketball Hosts Drake on Hall of Fame Night Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team returns home to the ARC Saturday night for the first of back-to-back home games, as Valpo hosts Drake at 7 p.m. Valpo enters Saturday night tied atop the Missouri Valley Conference standings, while Drake sits one game back of the Brown and Gold. Saturday is Hall of Fame Night as well, as the 22nd class of inductees into the Valpo Athletics Hall of Fame will be recognized at halftime.


Valpo Falls on Road to Indiana State Wednesday

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team dropped its second MVC game of the season on Wednesday evening in Terre Haute, Ind., as host Indiana State shot better than 50% from the floor in sending Valpo to a 70-53 defeat.


Men's Basketball Takes On Indiana State Wednesday Night

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team faces its first test against an in-state foe in MVC play this season when it heads to Terre Haute for a Wednesday night matchup against Indiana State. At the one-third point of the MVC slate, Valpo finds itself in a first-place tie with Loyola.


Valpo-Loyola Matchup February 10 Selected For ESPNU

The Missouri Valley Conference office announced today that the Valparaiso University men’s basketball game at the ARC against reigning MVC champion and Final Four participant Loyola on February 10 has been selected for broadcast on ESPNU. The game will tip off at 3 p.m.


Valpo Men's Basketball Weekly: Jan. 22

Coming off of a bounce-back win over UNI on Saturday, Valpo men's basketball head coach Matt Lottich joins Todd Ickow for this week's edition of Valpo Basketball Weekly.


Men’s Basketball Continues Strong Start to MVC Play With Win Over UNI Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team represented the Hoosier State well on Saturday as part of Basketball Day Indiana, leading start to finish in a 75-66 victory over UNI at the ARC. Junior Derrik Smits (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) led the way with one of the top efforts of his career, finishing with 21 points and 11 rebounds.


Men's Basketball Hosts UNI Saturday as Part of Basketball Day Indiana

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team looks to bounce back from its first loss of the conference season on Saturday afternoon when it hosts UNI at the ARC as part of Basketball Day Indiana. Valpo enters the game tied for first place in the MVC standings, while UNI is one of three teams one game back of the first-place tie. The first 500 fans through the doors will receive a replica Valpo Victory Bell.


Valpo Falls In MVC Play For First Time In 2019

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team dropped its first Missouri Valley Conference game of the year on Tuesday evening, falling at defending conference champion Loyola by a 71-54 final. Despite the loss, which snapped a five-game winning streak, Valpo remains in a tie for first place in the MVC standings.


Valpo Men's Basketball Weekly: Jan. 14

Heading into Tuesday night's key MVC matchup at Loyola, check out this week's edition of Valpo Basketball Weekly, as head coach Matt Lottich sits down with Todd Ickow.


Men's Basketball Puts Perfect MVC Mark on the Line Tuesday at Loyola

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team continues Missouri Valley Conference play on Tuesday night with a matchup of the top two teams in the MVC standings, as Valpo travels to Loyola looking to extend its winning streak to six consecutive games. A victory would give Valpo a two-game lead in the conference standings.


Valpo Edges SIU In Road Battle; Improves to 4-0 in MVC

It was only fitting that graduate transfer Deion Lavender (Alton, Ill./Providence Catholic [UAB/Southern Illinois]), returning to the home arena from his freshman year, was the one to cap off the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team’s win at Southern Illinois on Saturday, as Lavender converted on a layup with 13 seconds remaining to secure Valpo’s 65-61 win over the Salukis. With the win, Valpo improves to 4-0 in Missouri Valley Conference play, remaining alone atop the league standings heading into a Tuesday night game at Loyola.


Men's Basketball Heads to Southern Illinois Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team puts its unbeaten mark in Missouri Valley Conference play on the line Saturday as it heads to Southern Illinois for a regionally televised matchup. Saturday’s game pits a pair of balanced offenses against each other, as both teams feature five players scoring in double figures.


Valpo Takes Sole Possession of First Place in MVC with Win Over Bradley

Freshman Javon Freeman (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) scored a game-high 17 points and the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team moved into sole possession of first place in the Missouri Valley Conference, leading nearly start to finish Tuesday night in a 61-50 win over Bradley at the ARC.


Valpo Men's Basketball Weekly: Jan. 7

Head coach Matt Lottich sits down with the Voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, for this week's edition of Valpo Basketball Weekly after jumping out to a 2-0 start in conference play last week.


Fazekas Repeats as MVC Newcomer of the Week

Valparaiso University junior forward Ryan Fazekas (Chesterton, Ind./Marquette Catholic [Providence]) repeated as the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week as he led Valpo in a pair of wins to open conference play last week.


Valpo Takes Aim at Fourth Consecutive Win Tuesday

Coming off a dominant win in its MVC road opener, the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team looks to make it a 3-0 start to Missouri Valley Conference play on Tuesday night as Valpo hosts Bradley at the ARC.


Valpo Rolls Missouri State Saturday; Improves to 2-0 in MVC

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team outscored Missouri State 30-8 over the final nine minutes of the first half, taking a tie game and turning it into a 22-point halftime lead en route to an 82-66 victory on the road Saturday afternoon in Springfield, Mo. With the win, Valpo has now won three straight games and improves to 2-0 in Missouri Valley Conference play.


Men's Basketball Continues MVC Play Saturday at Missouri State

Coming off of a thrilling buzzer-beating win over Illinois State in its MVC opener, the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team hits the road for the first time in Valley play on Saturday afternoon as it takes on Missouri State in Springfield at 1 p.m.


Golder Half-Court Buzzer Beater Caps Comeback; Valpo Downs Illinois State in MVC Opener

Gritty is continuing to battle down 10 points with less than two minutes to play. Gritty is three offensive rebounds in the final 80 seconds, leading to a pair of second-chance baskets. Gritty is drawing a pair of offensive fouls in the backcourt in the final 40 seconds. And gritty is keeping your head up after missing a potential game-tying free throw, knowing you could have another chance to decide the game. That was the situation junior Markus Golder (Portland, Ore./Clackamas [North Idaho]) faced with 2.9 seconds to play with Valpo trailing by one. After Illinois State missed the front end of its one-and-one, Golder grabbed the rebound, took three dribbles and unleashed a running right-handed effort from 50 feet that banked in with the clock at triple zero, setting off a raucous celebration in the ARC as Valpo celebrated a 58-56 victory over the Redbirds in both teams’ MVC opener.


Fazekas Named MVC Newcomer of the Week

Valparaiso University redshirt junior Ryan Fazekas (Chesterton, Ind./Marquette Catholic [Providence]) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week for the week ending Jan. 1.


Men's Basketball Opens MVC Play at Home Wednesday

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team kicks off the 2019 calendar year and opens up Missouri Valley Conference play on Wednesday evening, as Valpo welcomes Illinois State to the ARC for the conference opener.


Men’s Basketball Returns to Action With Win Over Purdue Northwest

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team returned to competition with its final non-conference game of the regular season Saturday afternoon, defeating Purdue Northwest 97-61 at the ARC behind a balanced offensive effort which saw five players score in double figures.


Men's Basketball Returns to Action Against Purdue Northwest On 219 Day Saturday Afternoon

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team comes off a 10-day layoff from competition with its final tuneup before the start of conference play on Saturday afternoon, as Valpo welcomes Purdue Northwest to the ARC for a matinee showdown.


Valpo Drops Road Game at Texas A&M Wednesday

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team fell against SEC opponent Texas A&M Wednesday evening in College Station, Texas by a 71-49 final.


Men's Basketball Faces Quick Turnaround at Texas A&M Wednesday Night

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team faces a quick turnaround in its final road non-conference test, flying south to take on Texas A&M Wednesday night.


Valpo Falls to Ball State Monday Night

Spans of just under four minutes on either side of halftime proved to be the difference Monday evening as the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team dropped a 77-61 decision to in-state rival Ball State at the ARC.


Valpo Men Return to Action Monday Night Against Ball State

After a week off from competition during the final exam period, the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team returns to action at the ARC on Monday evening as Valpo welcomes in-state rival Ball State. Valpo has won the last five matchups on its home court against the Cardinals.


Valpo Men's Basketball Weekly: Dec. 13

Check out the latest edition of Valpo Basketball Weekly, as Todd Ickow and head coach Matt Lottich look back at a busy stretch of games over the last few weeks and look ahead to Monday's home matchup at the ARC against Ball State and the half-price ticket special for the game with the Cardinals.


Half-Price Tickets Available For Ball State Game

Fans can enjoy one of Indiana’s great in-state rivalries for as little as $5 a ticket, as the Valparaiso University athletics department is offering half-price tickets when the men’s basketball team hosts Ball State next Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.


Men’s Basketball Rides Hot Shooting to Win at George Washington

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team connected on 15 3-pointers Saturday evening, perhaps none bigger than a triple from junior Ryan Fazekas (Chesterton, Ind./Marquette Catholic [Providence]) which broke a tie with three minutes to play and gave Valpo the lead for good as it defeated George Washington in Washington, D.C. by an 82-79 final.


Men's Basketball Returns to Action Saturday at George Washington

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team looks to get back on the winning track Saturday afternoon as it travels to Washington, D.C. to face off against George Washington. It is the first time Valpo and GW have matched up since the 2016 NIT championship game.


Valpo Falls on Last-Second Jumper to High Point

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team rallied from a late seven-point deficit to tie Tuesday’s game with High Point at the ARC on a 3-pointer by Ryan Fazekas (Chesterton, Ind./Marquette Catholic [Providence]) with 19 seconds to play, but the Panthers’ Brandonn Kamga banked in an off-balance jumper with 0.8 seconds remaining to give High Point the 55-53 win.


Men's Basketball Welcomes High Point Tuesday Night

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team looks for its third consecutive win as it returns to the court on Tuesday evening, hosting High Point at the ARC. The Panthers are led by former national champion head coach Tubby Smith.


Balanced Effort Leads to Men’s Basketball Win Over UC Riverside

Five players scored in double figures and the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team led nearly start to finish in an 82-73 victory over UC Riverside at the ARC Sunday afternoon.


Men's Basketball Returns Home Sunday, Hosts UC Riverside

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team returns home for two games in three days, starting with a Sunday afternoon matinee against UC Riverside. Starting with the game against the Highlanders, five of Valpo’s next seven games will be at the ARC.


Valpo Rallies for Road Win at UNLV Wednesday Night

Trailing by 11 late in the first half at UNLV, the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team ended the opening period on an 11-4 run and then started the second half on a 15-2 run to take control, eventually going on to a 72-64 victory over the Runnin’ Rebels Wednesday evening as part of the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge series.


Men's Basketball Takes on UNLV Wednesday in MWC/MVC Challenge

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team represents the Missouri Valley Conference in the MWC/MVC Challenge series Wednesday evening, continuing its road trip with a visit to UNLV. Wednesday’s game concludes a stretch of five out of six games away from home for Valpo, which returns home for three of its next four.


Valpo Falls Short at West Virginia Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team rallied from an early nine-point deficit to take the lead in the first half, and then went shot for shot with West Virginia through the first 10 minutes of the second half, but the Mountaineers pulled away in the last 10 minutes as Valpo fell by an 88-76 final in Morgantown, W.V. Senior Deion Lavender (Alton, Ill./Marquette Catholic [UAB/Southern Illinois]) handed out 10 assists without committing a turnover, while junior Derrik Smits (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) finished with a team-high 20 points and five blocked shots.


Men's Basketball Faces Off Against West Virginia on Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team continues its challenging slate of non-conference games away from home on Saturday afternoon, as Valpo faces off against West Virginia in a non-bracketed game of the Myrtle Beach Invitational. Valpo is in the midst of a stretch of five out of six games away from home.


Men’s Basketball Overcomes SIUE In Overtime

Heading into a holiday known for extra helpings of food, fans at the ARC got an extra helping of basketball Wednesday evening, as Valparaiso and SIUE went into overtime before Valpo out-scored the Cougars 7-2 in the extra period to earn a 75-70 victory.


Men's Basketball Returns Home Wednesday Evening; Hosts SIUE

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team returns home briefly for a Thanksgiving appetizer, as Valpo hosts SIUE on Wednesday evening at 7pm.


Valpo Drops Narrow Decision to Wake Forest to Close Myrtle Beach Invitational

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team went toe-to-toe with ACC foe Wake Forest in the fifth place game at the Myrtle Beach Invitational in Conway, S.C. on Sunday morning, but the Demon Deacons took the lead for good with 15 minutes to play as Valpo fell by a 69-63 final score in its tournament finale. Junior Derrik Smits (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) set a new career high by scoring 23 points.


Valpo Takes Down Monmouth At Myrtle Beach Invitational Friday

A trio of double-figure scoring efforts from newcomers led the way for the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team on Friday from the Myrtle Beach Invitational in Conway, S.C., as Valpo never trailed in a 64-53 victory over Monmouth.


Valpo Falls in Myrtle Beach Opener to WKU

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team battled through foul trouble Thursday afternoon in its opener at the Myrtle Beach Invitational in Conway, S.C., closing to within three points with 13 minutes to play, but could not get over the hump in the second half as it fell to Western Kentucky, 83-71. With the loss, Valpo will play Monmouth at 5:30 p.m. CT on Friday.


Valpo Men's Basketball Weekly: Nov. 13

Head coach Matt Lottich sat down with Todd Ickow for Valpo Basketball Weekly, looking at the early performances from a couple of Valpo's freshmen and looking ahead to a tough task this weekend in Myrtle Beach.


Valpo Heads to Myrtle Beach For Three Games in Four Days

After going nine days since its regular season opener, the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will play three games in four days as it looks to continue its recent run of success in MTEs at the Myrtle Beach Invitational. The tournament begins against WKU on Thursday, with a Friday matchup against either West Virginia or Monmouth. Cal State Fullerton, Saint Joseph’s, UCF and Wake Forest are potentially waiting for the Sunday tournament finale.


Men’s Basketball Part of 2019 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will be one of eight programs competing in the 2019 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam, as announced Thursday by tournament directors.


Valpo Rolls to Win Over Concordia University Chicago to Open 2018-19 Campaign

It was a total team effort Tuesday evening at the ARC as the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team won its seventh consecutive season opener, defeating Concordia University Chicago by a 121-65 final. Valpo was led by 22 points from freshman Javon Freeman (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young), the highest output by a Valpo freshman making his debut in two decades.


Men's Basketball Set to Tip Off Regular Season Tuesday Night

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team tips off the 2018-19 season on Tuesday evening with the earliest season opener in program history, kicking off the year against Concordia University Chicago at the ARC.


Valpo Falls to UIndy in Exhibition Action Thursday

A last-second 3-point effort would not fall for the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team in its lone exhibition game prior to the start of the 2018-19 season on Thursday night, as Valpo dropped a 60-57 decision to UIndy.


First Look at 2018-19 Men's Basketball Team Comes Thursday Night

The Valparaiso University men's basketball team will kick off the 2018-19 season on Thursday evening as it welcomes Indianapolis to the ARC for an exhibition game.


MVC Releases Winter Programming Schedule for The Valley on ESPN

The Missouri Valley Conference released its winter programming schedule for The Valley on ESPN – the league’s co-branded digital network – on Tuesday morning, including 48 Valparaiso University men’s and women’s basketball regular season broadcasts which will be available either on ESPN3 or ESPN+ - the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International Group and ESPN.


Valpo Picked Seventh in MVC Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team has been picked to finish in seventh place during the 2018-19 season, as the MVC released its preseason poll on Thursday morning.


Valpo Basketball Hosts Season Ticket Holder Open Practice

With the 2018-19 season right around the corner, the Valparaiso University men's and women's basketball teams hosted their annual Season Ticket Holder Open Practice on Friday evening at the ARC.


Men's Basketball Online Store Open

The Valpo men's basketball program currently has a BSN Sports flash store for Nike gear open through October 22.


Valpo Basketball Teams to Hold Open Practice at Hammond Civic Center

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., along with the Valparaiso University Athletics Department, is pleased to announce an open Valpo Men’s and Women’s Basketball practice to be held on Saturday, October 20 at the venerable Hammond Civic Center.


Valpo to Appear Three Times on MVC TV Network in 2019

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will play three times as part of the Missouri Valley Conference’s 22-game men’s basketball telecast package on FOX Sports Midwest and NBC Sports Chicago in 2018-19, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today.


Men’s Basketball MVC Schedule Unveiled

The Missouri Valley Conference schedule for the 2018-2019 Valparaiso University men’s basketball season was unveiled on Tuesday, highlighted by a visit from 2018 Final Four participant Loyola to the ARC on Sunday, Feb. 10.


Bowen Rejoins Valpo Men’s Basketball Program

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball program welcomes back a familiar face to the bench this season, as head coach Matt Lottich announced today that Matt Bowen has returned to Valpo as special assistant to the head coach/director of basketball operations.


Valpo Unveils Non-Conference Schedule

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team unveiled its non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season on Wednesday, highlighted by at least three games against top-40 RPI teams from a year ago.


Tevonn Walker Signs Professional Contract With Hamburg Towers

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball program continues to produce professional basketball players and another Crusader alum has joined the professional ranks, as graduated senior Tevonn Walker (Montreal, Quebec/Vanier College) signed today with Hamburg Towers of the ProA in Germany – the nation’s second-tier league.


Golder To Play for USA Team at FISU America Games

Another member of the Valparaiso University men’s basketball program will gain international experience representing his native country, as junior Markus Golder (Portland, Ore./Clackamas [North Idaho]) will suit up for the USA Team at the inaugural FISU America Games in São Paulo, Brazil later this month.


Lavender Joins Valpo Basketball Program As Graduate Transfer

Valparaiso University men’s basketball head coach Matt Lottich announced today that Deion Lavender has enrolled at Valpo and joined the program as a graduate transfer with immediate eligibility for the 2018-19 season.


Valpo to Open Myrtle Beach Invitational Against Western Kentucky

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team learned today it will open the inaugural Myrtle Beach Invitational against Western Kentucky at 4 p.m. CT on Thursday, Nov. 15, live on ESPNU.


Townsend, Holloway Join Valpo Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

Valparaiso University men’s basketball head coach Matt Lottich announced today that Todd Townsend and Rob Holloway have joined the Crusader program as assistant coaches for the 2018-19 season as Valpo embarks on its second season as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference.


Nick Robinson Signs Agreement to Join Valpo Men’s Basketball Program

Another Chicago native will take the floor for the Valparaiso University men’s basketball program, as head coach Matt Lottich announced today that Nick Robinson has signed an agreement to join the Crusaders. Robinson, a transfer from Saint Joseph’s with two seasons of eligibility remaining, will sit out the 2018-19 campaign due to transfer regulations and will be eligible for the Crusaders starting with the 2019-20 season.


Ryan Broekhoff Agrees to NBA Contract With Dallas Mavericks

Another former Valparaiso University basketball player will look to make his mark in the NBA this season, as 2013 Crusader alum Ryan Broekhoff agreed to a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday evening.