Joe D's Horizon League Tourney Championship WEinner
Wright State vs. Valparaiso,
03/12/2013 21:00 EDT,
Score: 54 - 62
Point Spread: -8½/-102 Valparaiso
The Horizon Title game brings together 1st place, Valparaiso at 25-7 on the season, including a 13-3 Conference mark. Wright State is 21-11 with a 10-6 League record. The Crusaders won the L3 in this series, including both meetings this season. The team has won 5 in a row SU and 9 of their L10, going 7-3 ATS. Forward's, Broekhoff and Van Wijk combine for 29.0 PPG and 12.7 RPG. Their quartet of rotating starting Guards are all fast, savvy, and considered to be one of the best corps in the nation in assists. The offense ranks 7th in the nation with a FG% of 48.8. They also are in the top-50 in FT% and 3-point%. On "D", Valpo pulls down 26.2 RPG which is good enough to rank them 10 on the boards in the land. Wright State won their L3 after going 1-3 their previous 4 both SU and ATS. The Raiders lost Cole Darling February 12th in their 68-61 loss to Valparaiso. The 6'8" 210 lb Forward is the teams only DD scorer and is also their best rebounder. Their offense posts just 61.9 PPG with a shooting of 43.6% from the field, 33.8% beyond the arc, and 70% from the line. Their defense's only bright spot is PPG allowed. Wright State doesn't have the talent either in the paint of the perimeter for this matchup. The Crusaders are 9-2 ATS their L11 games played on the road, 4-1 ATS their L5 games played vs. the Horizon League, and 11-4 ATS their L15 games played following a SU win. Take Valparaiso. Thank you.