Valparaiso Defeats Illinois-Chicago 87-72 - Recap
Valparaiso grabbed an 87-72 win over Illinois-Chicago on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Keith Carter at Athletics-Recreation Center.
Bettors who backed Valparaiso were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 11 at sportsbooks.
Valparaiso got 14 points from LaVonte Dority and another 13 points from Jordan Coleman. LaVonte Dority contributed 6 assists, while Jordan Coleman cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.
Illinois-Chicago got 19 points from Marc Brown in a losing cause and another 13 points from Kelsey Barlow. Kelsey Barlow contributed 4 assists for them, while Jordan Harks had 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Illinois-Chicago were victorious, as the score was 40-32 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Valparaiso as they grabbed 32 boards, while Illinois-Chicago only had 30.