Evansville Defeats Valparaiso 65-63 - Recap

Evansville earned a 65-63 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday, getting 21 points from Marty Hill at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Bettors who backed Evansville were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of +4.5 at sportsbooks.

Evansville got 16 points from K.J. Riley and another 12 points from Noah Frederking. K.J. Riley contributed 4 assists, while K.J. Riley cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Valparaiso got a 15-point performance from Derrik Smits, who was supported by 13 points from Bakari Evelyn. Deion Lavender had 4 assists in a losing cause for Valparaiso, while Deion Lavender grabbed 7 rebounds.

Evansville trailed at halftime, $HalfScore.

Valparaiso won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 33-28.