VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Todd Brown scored 19 points Saturday night and Wright State pulled away in the second half to a 64-48 victory over Valparaiso.
The Raiders (9-8, 3-3 Horizon League) threatened an early blowout, racing to a 27-7 lead before the Crusaders (5-12, 2-4) made a brief comeback.
Valparaiso closed within 28-19 at halftime and made it 28-22 on a 3-pointer by Michael Rogers early in the second period.
John David Gardner's 3-pointer for Wright State ended Valparaiso's rally, and the Raiders steadily pulled away the rest of the game. Gardner, who finished with 18 points, hit four straight free throws in the final two minutes to seal the win.
Troy Tabler added 11 points for Wright State.
Rogers led Valpo with 12 points and 15 rebounds, and De'Andre Haskins added 10 points.
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