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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.