Valparaiso vs. Wright State: Full Game Preview
|Valparaiso||R Broekhoff 16.8||R Broekhoff 8.0||E Buggs 3.6|
|Wright State||C Darling 11.5||T Sledge 4.7||R Arceneaux 2.9|
Valparaiso heads to Nutter Center on Tuesday to take on Wright State. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. EST. The Crusaders beat the Raiders 69-63 on Jan. 19 and are 4-6 against them over the last four years.
Wright State is in second place in the conference and nipping at the heels of first place Valparaiso.
The Crusaders got past Cleveland State 80-72 on Feb. 9 with the help of 15 points from Ryan Broekhoff. He contributes team-best marks with 16.8 points per game, 8 rebounds per game, and 0.7 blocks per game. For the Raiders, Cole Darling put up 18 points and 5 rebounds in the 64-49 blowout of Milwaukee on Feb. 9. His 11.5 points per game is the highest mark on the team.
Valparaiso appears to have a key statistical advantage over Wright State in one area, scoring, where the Crusaders have an edge over the Raiders, 71 points per game to 62 points per game.
Wright State StatSmack
- Valparaiso is ranked higher than Wright State in the Horizon (No. 1 vs. No. 3).
- Boom! Valparaiso defeated Wright State by 6 points the last time they played (Jan 19, 2013).
- The Valparaiso three-point leader (Ryan Broekhoff, 66 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Wright State three-point leader (Reggie Arceneaux, 37 three-pointers).
- Valparaiso has a better conference record than Wright State this season (9-2 vs. 7-4).
- Valparaiso players are more experienced than Wright State players (16,618 minutes played vs. 9,234 minutes played).
- The Valparaiso scoring leader (Ryan Broekhoff, 402 points) has more points than the Wright State scoring leader (Reggie Arceneaux, 237 points).
- A for effort, but Valparaiso has emerged victorious against Wright State the last two times they've played.
- Valparaiso has a potent offense, scoring more points (71.1 per game vs. 62.5 per game) than Wright State this season.
- Valparaiso isn't as congested as Dayton (population is significantly lower).
- The Valparaiso rebounding leader (Ryan Broekhoff, 193 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Wright State rebounding leader (Tavares Sledge, 99 rebounds).
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