Valpo 80
Clevest 72
Date of game: 2/9/2013

Recap: Cleveland State vs. Valparaiso

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Ryan Broekhoff scored 15 points, leading five players in double figures, as the Valparaiso Crusaders captured an 80-72 win against the Cleveland State Vikings in Horizon League play at the Wolstein Center.

Kevin Van Wijk accounted for 14 points, Bobby Capobianco 13 in just 13 minutes off the bench, followed by Will Bogan and Erik Buggs with 11 points apiece for the Crusaders (19-6, 9-2 HL) as they won their third straight and the ninth in the last 10 outings. Buggs also handed out eight assists.

The Vikings (12-13, 4-7) were paced by Bryn Forbes who tallied a game-high 24 points, hitting on 8-of-10 shots from the floor and a perfect 4-of-4 beyond the arc. Marlin Mason contributed 16 points and Tim Kamczyc 10 points and eight rebounds as the team had a two-game win streak come to an end.

Valpo scored the first points of the day and never looked back, converting 60.9 percent from the floor in the first half and 13-of-15 at the free-throw line in order to take a 44-30 advantage at the break.

In the second half CSU closed the gap, but still the Crusaders made good on 50 percent from the field as they captured the eight-point win.

The Vikings knocked down an impressive 7-of-15 shots from 3-point range, but at the same time turned the ball over 17 times which Valpo traded in for 27 points.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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