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Valparaiso hits 18 3-pointers, beats Bradley 90-78

VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Sophomore Javon Freeman-Liberty finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists, Ryan Fazekas hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 and Valparaiso rolled to a 90-78 victory over Bradley on Saturday.

Freeman-Liberty sank 6 of 13 shots from the floor, while Fazekas buried 5 of 7 from distance for the Crusaders (15-14, 8-8 Missouri Valley Conference). Mileek McMillan hit 4 of 6 from beyond the arc and scored 16.

Elijah Childs finished with 16 points and seven rebounds to pace the Braves (19-10, 10-6). Nate Kennell hit four 3-pointers and scored 16, while Darrell Brown contributed 14 points and four assists.

Valparaiso trailed by six points at halftime before outscoring Bradley 54-36 after intermission.

The Crusaders shot 56% from the floor and a blistering 64% from beyond the arc (18 of 28). Valparaiso was 11 of 15 from distance in the second half and missed tying the school record by one. Bradley shot 44% overall and 42% from the arc (10 of 24).

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