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Broekhoff Buzzer-Beater Caps Top Ten Moments of 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

The #1 moment from the year in Valpo Athletics in 2013: Ryan Broekhoff's buzzer-beating 3-pointer to beat Green Bay in the Horizon League Championship semifinals! See all of the top 10 moments inside the story.

Here are your top-10 moments from the 2013 year in Valpo Athletics:

#10 - Football earns homecoming victory over Campbell with a goal-line stand in overtime. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, a thrilling back-and-forth game culminated with the ultimate of defensive stops, giving the Crusaders a 49-42 win.

Game recap
Video of goal line stand
Victory Bell celebration video

#9 - Harlem Shake done by Valparaizone during a timeout of the men's basketball game against Detroit. The video, which is by far the most-viewed in Valparaiso University history, was voted USportsHub's Best Mascot Harlem Shake Video.

Valpo Harlem Shake video
USportsHub's Top Harlem Shake list

#8 - Volleyball opens season on eight-match winning streak, matching best season-opening winning streak in program history. Along the way, they won the UCF Invitational and Popcorn Classic, beating Iowa in the finale of the latter tournament.

Popcorn Classic recap

#7 - Softball, for the second straight season, reels off five straight wins after dropping the Horizon League Championship opener to earn the league championship.

HL Softball Championship recap

#6 - The athletics department enjoyed a weekend unlike any in school history in September. Three Crusader teams faced off against Big Ten teams over a 72-hour span, and the women's soccer, volleyball and men's soccer teams all earned victories over their opponents.

B1G Wins for Valpo Athletics recap

#5 - In just its fourth season since the program's reinstatement, the Crusader men's golf team captured the Horizon League Championship to go to the NCAA Tournament. In addition, Thomas Wettstein was the event's individual medalist as well.

Men's Golf Championship video
HL Men's Golf Championship recap

#4 - Making its second appearance all-time in the NCAA Tournament, the Crusader softball team earned its first NCAA Tournament victory in program history by downing Central Michigan.

Central Michigan game recap

#3 - The baseball program, making its second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament, won a game in the tournament for the first time in 47 years, defeating perennial power Florida to knock the Gators out of the NCAA Tournament.

Florida game recap

#2 - The men's basketball team would not be denied the Horizon League Championship on their home court last March, rallying from a six-point deficit with 5:37 to play to defeat Wright State, 62-54, earning the league title and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004.

HL Championship Postgame Ceremony
Wright State game recap

#1 - It invoked memories of Bryce Drew's shot to beat Ole Miss in the 1998 NCAA Tournament, down to the location on the floor and the same exact final score. Down by two with six seconds remaining in the HL semifinal against Green Bay, Ryan Broekhoff took the ball the length of the court following a missed free throw, squared up from the right wing over a 6'9" defender and let fly, falling backwards as the shot swished through and sent the ARC into hysterics. The shot completed a 70-69 victory for the Crusaders over the Phoenix, keeping Valpo's title hopes alive as they eventually claimed the league crown.

Video of Broekhoff's shot, with the call from Todd Ickow
Green Bay game recap

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
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 Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
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 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M 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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M 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
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay