NCAA Game Summary - Valparaiso at Northern Illinois
DeKalb, IL (Sports Network) - Ryan Broekhoff scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Valparaiso Crusaders downed the Northern Illinois Huskies, 59-48, in non-conference action at the Convocation Center.
Will Bogan added 18 points for the Crusaders (8-4) while Erik Buggs added six of the unit's eight assists.
Abdel Nader scored 12 points to lead the Huskies (0-11). Keith Gray added seven rebounds and nine points off the bench as the team remained winless on the campaign.
NIU led by as many as seven points in the first half before taking a 28-25 lead into halftime. The Huskies shot 10-of-25 from the floor in the opening 20 minutes.
Valparaiso rallied in the second half, shooting 9-of-20 from the floor and 4- of-8 from long range, but more importantly connected on 12-of-15 at the free- throw line while the Huskies failed to make a single trip to the charity stripe in the frame.
The Huskies had a 32-25 edge on the glass, but hurt their cause with 20 turnovers.