Krikke leads Valparaiso over Illinois St. 80-70

Ben Krikke had 17 points off the bench to carry Valparaiso to an 80-70 win over Illinois State on Saturday night.

Javon Freeman-Liberty had 12 points and seven rebounds for Valparaiso (12-11, 5-5 Missouri Valley Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Donovan Clay added 12 points.

Keith Fisher III had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Redbirds (7-15, 2-8). DJ Horne added 16 points. Zach Copeland and Jaycee Hillsman had 11 points apiece.

Valparaiso plays Northern Iowa at home on Wednesday. Illinois State matches up against Missouri State on the road on Wednesday.