Valparaiso (2-6) vs. Pittsburgh (4-4)
When: 1:35 p.m. today.
Where: Athletics-Recreation Center.
Radio/Internet: WVUR-FM (95.1)/valpoathletics.com.
Valparaiso will win if: It can avoid scoring droughts. The Crusaders were held scoreless the final 6:32 of the first half in Wednesday's loss at IPFW. Ashley Timmerman needs to continue her hot hand. She had 17 of her career-high 19 points in the second half, making 5-of-6 3-pointers.
Pittsburgh will win if: The Panthers continue their season trend. They have alternated wins and losses through the first eight games. DePaul defeated Pittsburgh 67-51 on Tuesday night.
Note: The Panthers won the only previous meeting 77-52 last season. !~ Jim Hunsley