Valparaiso (3-11, 0-2 Horizon League) vs. Wright State (8-6, 1-2)
When: 1 p.m. today.
Where: Nutter Center.
Radio/Internet: WVUR-FM (95.1)/valpoathletics.com.
Valparaiso will win if: It can steer clear of a slow start. The Crusaders fell behind 15-2 to Detroit on Thursday and never crawled within single digits the rest of the game. Coach Keith Freeman was disappointed with his team's energy level in the contest, and he hopes for better effort against the Vikings.
Wright State will win if: It maintains its three-pronged offensive attack. LaShawna Thomas is the leading scorer (17.9 ppg), Molly Fox averages a double-double (14.5 ppg, 10 rpg) and Courtney Boyd averages 10.6 points a contest.
Notes: VU is 10-6 in the series, including 3-4 on the road. .. The Raiders are 1-3 at home this season and 7-3 on the road. !~ Jim Hunsley