Valparaiso (3-14, 0-5 Horizon League) at Illinois-Chicago (7-9, 2-3)
When: 7 p.m. today.
Where: UIC Pavilion.
Radio/Internet: WVUR-FM (95.1)/valpoathletics.com.
Valparaiso will win if: It finds a way to solve its season-long issue of scoring droughts. The Crusaders led 33-26 at halftime Saturday against Cleveland State, but they were outscored 12-2 in the opening four minutes of the second half and eventually lost 68-58.
Illinois-Chicago will win if: The UIC Pavilion continues to provide comfort. The Flames are 5-2 at home this season, including 2-0 in league play. They've lost their last three Horizon games -- all on the road.
Note: VU holds a 19-13 edge in the series, but the Crusaders are only 7-8 at UIC. !~ Jim Hunsley