Blog  Jeremiah Ingram ·

INDIANAPOLIS –  Valparaiso (8-2), Oakland (9-1) and Northern Kentucky (7-3) all earned road wins Saturday during nonconference action. The Crusaders handed a strong Missouri State team out of the Missouri Valley Conference its first home loss. Alec Peters converted three free throws with five seconds remaining in the game to seal the victory. Oakland continued to dominate, posting a 21-point win at Robert Morris to improve upon its best Division I start. Northern Kentucky won its fourth consecutive game behind 26 points from Cole Murray, who finished 8-of-11 from 3-point range.

(RV) Valparaiso 84, at Missouri State 81                          
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Alec Peters was fouled while attempting a 3-pointer and made all three free throws with five seconds to play, boosting Valparaiso to an 84-81 victory over Missouri State on Saturday night.

Peters finished with 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his fourth double-double this season. He's scored 20 points or better in all 10 games for Valpo (8-2). Tevonn Walker scored 21 points for the Crusaders. Shane Hammink added 15 and Lexus Williams had 12.
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Oakland 74, at Robert Morris 53 
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) -- Jalen Hayes scored 16 points and Oakland beat Robert Morris 74-53 on Saturday for its fifth straight win.

Hayes was 6-of-11 from the field. Martez Walker and Stevie Clark added 13 points apiece for the Golden Grizzlies (9-1), who are off to their best start as a Division I school. Oakland started a program best 10-1 in the 1994-95 season.         
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Northern Kentucky 80, at SEMO 66                                       
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Cole Murray scored 26 points with the help of eight 3-pointers as Northern Kentucky cruised by Southeast Missouri State 80-66 on Saturday. Murray was 8-of-11 from the field -- all from beyond the arc -- and sank both of his free throws for the Norse (7-3) who have won four straight.

Lavone Holland II added 19 points including three 3-pointers. Murray and Holland helped the team average 46.4 percent shooting from 3-point range and 49 percent from the field overall.
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This Week’s Results
Monday, December 5

Milwaukee 83, at Montana State 78

Tuesday, December 6
at Central Michigan 107, Green Bay 97
at Michigan State 77, Youngstown State 57

Wednesday, December 7
at Northern Kentucky 80, Eastern Illinois 70                     
at Cleveland State 85, Western Michigan 62 (at Quicken Loans Arena)          
at Toledo 73, Detroit Mercy 65                                       
at No. 6 Kentucky 87, (RV) Valparaiso 63                                 
at Loyola (Ill.) 77, Wright State 64    

Saturday, December 10
(RV) Valparaiso 84, at Missouri State 81                          
Oakland 74, at Robert Morris 53                                                
Northern Kentucky 80, at SEMO 66                                       
at No. 18 Purdue 77, Cleveland State 53                                 
at Bowling Green 74, Detroit Mercy 61                         
at Loyola Chicago 72, Milwaukee 56                      
at Grand Canyon 73, UIC 69                                                  
at American 77, Youngstown State 62

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