Valparaiso 82, George Washington 79: Bakari Evelyn scored a game-high 27 points on 6-of-9 shooting from 3-point range, leading Valparaiso to an 82-79 win over George Washington on Saturday afternoon.
Ryan Fazekas added 22 points, hitting six 3-pointers. Javon Freeman (15 points, seven rebounds) and Derrik Smits (11 points, nine rebounds) did the heavy lifting inside. Deion Lavender dished out 10 assists.
After GW’s Terry Nolan Jr. tied the game at 74 with 3:31 left in the second half, Fazekas answered with a three on Valpo’s next possession. The Crusaders (6-4) led for the rest of the game.
Maceo Jack led the Colonials (2-8) with 23 points.
Indiana State 77. Truman State 69: Tyreke Key scored a team-high 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting, leading Indiana State to a 77-69 exhibition win over Division II Truman State.
Brodric Thomas’ layup put the Bulldogs (5-5) up one with 12:59 left in the game. The Sycamores (6-2) responded with a 21-0 run to close the game.
Jordan Barnes added 20 points for Indiana State. Turner Scott led Truman State with 14 points.
Miami of Ohio 85, Purdue Fort Wayne 79: Purdue Fort Wayne let a late second-half lead slip away, falling to Miami (Ohio) 85-79.
John Konchar’s fastbreak layup put the Mastodons (6-6) up one with 3:41 remaining in the second half. Nike Sibande score five straight points for the Redhawks (6-4), putting the host up for good.
Konchar led Purdue Fort Wayne with a game-high 28 points.
Miami (Ohio) put three players in double figures. Sibande led the way with 24 points. Dalonte Brown scored 21 points, and Darrian Ringo added 13 points and seven assists.
Spring Arbor 89, Marian 86: Paul Marandet’s jumper with 1:54 left in overtime proved to be the winner for Spring Arbor (11-2, 3-1).
Marandet had a chance to win the game in regulation, but he split a pair of free throws, sending the game to an extra period.
Marandet scored 20 points for Spring Arbor. Brandon Durnell had a team-high 24 points.
Wes Stowers led the Knights (8-2, 1-2) with 26 points. T.J. Henderson scored 24 points. Reginald Kissoonlal added 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Franklin College 77, Defiance College 57: Franklin College put four players in double figures, cruising to victory over Defiance College.
Danny Goggans led the Grizzlies (3-5, 2-1) with 16 points. Kale Morris (13 points), Jordan Anderson (10 points) and Borden Kennedy (14 points) helped Franklin control the game.
Sean Tyson led Defiance (0-7, 0-3) with 15 points.
Notre Dame 72, Toledo 56: Notre Dame regrouped from a slow start to defeat Toledo.
The Rockets led for a majority of the first quarter. Arike Ogunbowale put the Fighting Irish up one with a layup late in the quarter. Jackie Young extended the lead to three with a jumper as time expired. The Irish (8-1) would not trail again.
Ogunbowale led the Fighting Irish with 22 points and six rebounds. Young added 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Mikeala Boyd led the Rockets (6-3) with 15 points.
Butler 63, Akron 47: Kristen Spolyar’s 20 points led Butler to victory over Akron.
Spolyar added four rebounds and four assists. Tori Schickel recorded a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds. The Bulldogs improve to 7-1.
Colleen Neitzel led Akron (5-2) with nine points.
Iowa 72, IUPUI 58: Megan Gustafons’s 32 points lead Iowa over IUPUI.
The Hawkeyes (7-2) used a second-half run to pull away from the Jaguars (6-3).
Holly Hoopingarner led IUPUI with 20 points. Macee Williams added 19 points and eight rebounds.
Marian 81, Mt. Vernon Nazarene 63: Marian used a balanced offensive attack to defeat Mount Vernon Nazarene.
Macy Willoughby (18 points), Abby Downard (11 points) and Katie Giller (10 points) all reached double figures for the Knights (11-3, 4-1).
Taylor Gregory led Mt. Vernon (8-4, 2-3) with 23 points.
UIndy 103, Oakland City 74: UIndy scored a season-high 103 points, winning big over Oakland City.
Katie Sowa led the Greyhounds (5-3) with 25 points off the bench. Taylor Drury added 20 points.
Aricka Prentice led Oakland City (1-3) with 19 points.
Defiance College 58, Franklin College 49: Defiance used a big fourth quarter to earn a win over Franklin.
The teams were locked in a back-and-forth battle through three quarters. Lauren Rogers scored five of her nine points in the final quarter, helping Defiance (1-5, 1-1) pull out the victory.
Taylor Day led Defiance with 11 points.
Bayleigh Walker had a game-high 14 points for Franklin (2-5, 1-2).