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HorizL: Season 2012-2013

HorizL Ranking
 1. Valparaiso 13-3(24-7) 
 2. Detroit Mercy 12-4(20-11) 
 3. Wright St. 10-6(19-11) 
 4. Green Bay 10-6(17-14) 
 5. Youngstown St. 7-9(17-14) 
 6. Ill.-Chicago 7-9(17-14) 
 7. Loyola, IL 5-11(15-16) 
 8. Cleveland St. 5-11(14-18) 
 9. Wisc.-Milwaukee 3-11(8-24) 

Points Per Game
  Detroit .
  Avg: 18.8
 1. McCallum, Detroit18.8 
 2. Perry, Youngsto.16.7 
 3. Broekhoff, Valpa.15.9 
 4. Sykes, Green Bay15.8 
 5. Minnerath, Detroi.14.9 
 6. Averkamp, Loyol.14.8 
 7. Gulley, Wisc.-Mi.14.7 
 8. Aaron, Wisc.-Mi.14.7 
 9. Calliste, Detroit14.2 
 10. Brown, Green Bay13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan FOUSE
  Green Bay
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Fouse, Green Bay7.8 
 2. Broekhoff, Valpa.7.3 
 3. Averkamp, Loyol.6.5 
 4. Thomas, Loyola, IL6.5 
 5. Eargle, Youngsto.6.3 
 6. Minnerath, Detroi.6.0 
 7. Brown, Green Bay5.9 
 8. Harris, Wisc.-Mi.5.4 
 9. Cougill, Green Bay5.4 
 10. van Wijk, Valpara.5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Charles LEE
  Cleveland St.
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Lee, Cleveland St.4.8 
 2. McCallum, Detroit4.5 
 3. Talton, Ill.-Chica.4.3 
 4. Sykes, Green Bay4.2 
 5. Payne, Loyola, IL4.2 
 6. Perry, Youngsto.4.0 
 7. Aaron, Wisc.-Mi.4.0 
 8. Buggs, Valparaiso3.8 
 9. Calliste, Detroit3.3 
 10. Cole, Youngsto.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Kendrick PERRY
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Perry, Youngsto.1.9 
 2. McCallum, Detroit1.9 
 3. Fouse, Green Bay1.7 
 4. Talton, Ill.-Chica.1.5 
 5. Barnes, Ill.-Chica.1.5 
 6. Buggs, Valparaiso1.5 
 7. Young, Wright St.1.4 
 8. Calliste, Detroit1.3 
 9. Darling, Wright St.1.3 
 10. Aaron, Wisc.-Mi.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Damian EARGLE
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Eargle, Youngsto.3.1 
 2. Brown, Green Bay1.8 
 3. Panoske, Wisc.-.1.5 
 4. Fouse, Green Bay1.5 
 5. Averkamp, Loyol.1.2 
 6. Harris, Wisc.-Mi.1.0 
 7. Mason, Clevelan.1.0 
 8. Broekhoff, Valpa.0.8 
 9. Crittle, Ill.-Chic.0.8 
 10. Belin, Youngsto.0.8 

HorizL Women 2012-2013
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Valparaiso University wins the USA HorizL 2012-2013 title (Photo: Horizon League)
Valparaiso University 2012-13
Bryce Drew Bryce Drew Drew
Kevin van Wijk
van Wijk
Ryan Broekhoff
Erik Buggs
Will Bogan
Ben Boggs
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
55  van Wijk Kevin 203 (6'8'') F 89 Holland
45  Broekhoff Ryan 201 (6'7'') F 90 Australia
15  Buggs Erik 180 (5'11'') PG 90 USA
3  Bogan Will 185 (6'1'') G 89 USA
12  Boggs Ben 193 (6'4'') G 90 USA
5  Capobianco Bobby 206 (6'9'') F 90 USA
23  Kenney Matt 193 (6'4'') G 91 USA
14  Fernandez Vashil 208 (6'10'') F 92 Jamaica USA
4  Dority Lavonte 185 (6'1'') PG USA
10  Rossi Alex 198 (6'6'') G 91 USA
2  Coleman Jordan 193 (6'4'') G USA
Head Coach: Bryce Drew
Coach Assistant: Jake Diebler
Coach Assistant: Roger Powell
Coach Assistant: Luke Gore

Valparaiso Rallies to Win First Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship - Mar 13, 2013

VALPARAISO, Ind. It only made sense in a tournament that saw four games ended by buzzer beaters that the Horizon League championship game would come down to the final minutes.

And so it did, before the No. 1 seed Valparaiso Crusaders used an 18-4 run over the final five minutes to overcome a six-point deficit and earn a 62-54 win over No. 3 Wright State.

It is Valpos first conference championship since joining the Horizon League in 2007. The Crusaders will be making their eighth appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Senior guard
Erik Buggs (5'11''-PG-90) scored a career-high 22 points in the win.

Valparaiso held a 36-25 lead at halftime, but Wright State came out of the locker room with a vengeance. The Raiders whittled away, eventually tying the game 40-40 when
Miles Dixon (6'1''-G-91) hit a pair of free throws at the 12:34 mark.

Buggs countered with a runner at the shot clock buzzer to put Valpo ahead by two. But Dixon scored again on the other end, gathering a blocked shot and putting in a tough layup to tie the game.

The Raiders then took a 45-42 lead on
Reggie Arceneaux (5'9''-PG-93)s 3-pointer from the wing with 9:21 to go, Wright States first lead since the score was 3-2 after the first two possessions of the ballgame.

A couple of minutes later, WSU took its largest lead of the game, 50-44, on a 3-pointer by
Matt Vest (6'5''-G-92), but Valparaiso went on a 16-0 run at the point to regain the lead and then some.

The final rally by Valpo began at the 5:13 mark, when
Kevin van Wijk (6'8''-F-89) hit a layup and then Buggs went for five straight points to give the Crusaders a 51-50 lead with 2:53 left. Ryan Broekhoff (6'7''-F-90) hit a 3-pointer from the corner to put Valpo ahead by four and Matt Kenney (6'4''-G-91) and Will Bogan (6'1''-G-89) combined for six free throws to punctuate the run and put the game out of reach, 60-50 with 15 seconds left.

Head coach
Bryce Drew played his starting five seniors for the final 10:33 of the game without subbing.

I wanted to give those five a chance to finish it out, Drew said. "I thought the guys dug deep in their hearts and the last five minutes may have been the best five minutes of defense we've played all year."

After a quick start in which neither team turned in an empty possession until the 17:42 mark, the first half turned into a game of runs before Valpo took a 36-25 lead into the locker room.

With the game tied at 5-apiece, the Crusaders went on an 11-0 run to take a 16-5 lead with 14:22 to go as the Raiders went seven-minutes-plus without a point and just over nine minutes without a field goal.

Wright State recovered from the drought to go on a 8-0 run to cut the Crusader lead to just four, but Valparaiso responded with a 10-0 run highlighted by a pair of spin-move lay-ups by Buggs to take a 28-14 lead with just over four minutes left in the opening period.

The shortest player on the roster, Buggs carried the Crusaders when they needed him most with a career-best performance of 22 points, three rebounds, three assists and a game-high four steals. For his heroics, Buggs was named the Tournament's MVP, joining Broekhoff -- whose 3-pointer at the buzzer on Saturday sent Valpo to the championship game -- on the All-Tournament team.

"I can't say enough about these two guys," Drew said of Buggs and Broekhoff. "They are the heart of our team, Erik with his intensity, Ryan with his all-around play and everything he does."

Broekhoff had seven points, five rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal in the championship game. Bogan added 14 points and Van Wijk poured in 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for a double-double.

Arceneaux was the only Raider in double figures, scoring 14 points off the bench in the loss. Arceneaux and Dixon -- who hit a game-winning shot against Detroit on Saturday -- were named to the All-Tournament team. Green Bay's Keifer Sykes was the fifth honoree.

Having been picked to finish ninth in the Horizon League preseason poll, Wright State fell just short of a worst-to-first season, falling to 21-12. But with no seniors on the roster, the Raiders the sixth-youngest team in college basketball have the players and the gumption to continue to be competitive in coming years. For now, WSU will be headed to the NIT.

"I'm very proud of our team," head coach
Billy Donlon said. "We have a resilient group. We have a group that's handled a lot of adversity. A lot of teams could have wilted and called it a day, and we did not."

The Crusaders improve to 26-7 on the year, setting a new school record for wins in a season, and will head to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004.

"It means a lot because I played with these guys for four years," Buggs said. "Getting over that hump and getting to the NCAA [Tournament], it not only means a lot to me but it means a lot to share it with my brothers. It's a family environment. It's more than a team."

Courtesy of Horizon League

Horizon League Tournament Final: Valparaiso - Wright State 62-54
Horizon League Tournament Semifinals:
Valparaiso - Green Bay 70-69
Wright State - Detroit 56-54

All-Horizon League 1st Team 2012-2013
Erik Buggs
Ray McCallum
Ryan Broekhoff
Nick Minnerath
Kendrick Perry

All-Tournament MVP: Erik Buggs (5'11''-PG-90) of Valparaiso
Player of the Year: Ray McCallum (6'3''-G-91) of Detroit Mercy
Defensive Player of the Year: Damian Eargle (6'7''-F-89) of Youngstown St.
Newcomer of the Year: Bryn Forbes (6'3''-G) of Cleveland St.
Sixth Man of the Year: Lavonte Dority (6'1''-PG) of Valparaiso
Coach of the Year: Billy Donlon of Wright St.

1st Team
G: Ray McCallum (6'3''-91) of Detroit Mercy
F: Ryan Broekhoff (6'7''-90) of Valparaiso
F: Nick Minnerath (6'9'') of Detroit Mercy
PG: Kendrick Perry (6'0''-92) of Youngstown St.
PG: Keifer Sykes (5'10'') of Green Bay

2nd Team
F/C: Alec Brown (7'1'') of Green Bay
F: Kevin van Wijk (6'8''-89) of Valparaiso
F: Ben Averkamp (6'8'') of Loyola, IL
PG: Gary Talton (6'1''-90) of Ill.-Chicago
F: Cole Darling (6'8''-91) of Wright St.

All-Defensive Team
Damian Eargle (6'7''-F-89) of Youngstown St.
Erik Buggs (5'11''-PG-90) of Valparaiso
Kendrick Perry (6'0''-PG-92) of Youngstown St.
Alec Brown (7'1''-F/C) of Green Bay
Jordan Fouse (6'7''-G/F) of Green Bay

All-Newcomer Team
Bryn Forbes (6'3''-G) of Cleveland St.
Jordan Fouse (6'7''-G/F) of Green Bay
Jordan Aaron (5'10''-PG) of Wisc.-Milwaukee
Kamren Belin (6'7''-F-92) of Youngstown St.
Josh Crittle (6'9''-C-90) of Ill.-Chicago

All-Tournament Team
Erik Buggs (5'11''-PG-90) of Valparaiso
Ryan Broekhoff (6'7''-F-90) of Valparaiso
Miles Dixon (6'1''-G-91) of Wright St.
Reggie Arceneaux (5'9''-PG-93) of Wright St.
Keifer Sykes (5'10''-PG) of Green Bay

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