Scores

Final

Milwaukee 71

(9-7, 4-2 Horizon)

Valparaiso 69

(11-5, 2-2 Horizon)

    8:05 PM ET, January 10, 2008

    Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso, Indiana

    1 2 T
    MILW 34 3771
    VALP 38 3169

    Top Performers

    Milwaukee: M. Skinner 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Valparaiso: J. Loyd 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast

    Wis.-Milwaukee 71, Valparaiso 69

    Associated Press

    VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -- Deion James scored 20 points as Wisconsin-Milwaukee outlasted Valparaiso for a 71-69 victory Thursday night in the Horizon League.

    Trailing 64-61 with 1:40 left, James hit the game-tying 3-pointer and the Panthers took a 66-64 lead on a layup by Ricky Franklin. A free throw by James gave the Panthers (9-7, 4-2 Horizon) a 3-point edge with 21 seconds left.

    Valpo's Brandon McPherson, who finished with 15 points, hit a layup to draw the Crusaders (11-5, 2-2) within one with 14 seconds left. But Allan Hanson and Franklin sank two free throws apiece to make it 71-66 and McPherson's 3-pointer with 2 seconds left narrowed it to the final 71-69.

    Marcus Skinner finished with 13 points for the Panthers. Deonte Roberts had 12 and Paige Paulsen 11 as Wisconsin-Milwaukee shot 50 percent from the field.

    Jarryd Loyd had 18 to lead Valparaiso, which led 38-34 at the break and shot 52.9 percent from the field. Urule Igbavboa and Shawn Huff had 11 each.

    The Panthers outrebounded the Crusaders 27-25 and had 17 points off turnovers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MILW
    VALP
    Points 71 69
    FG Made-Attempted 24-48 (.500) 27-51 (.529)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-17 (.529) 7-15 (.467)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-17 (.824) 8-12 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 6

    2007-08 Season

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