Valparaiso (7-21, 4-12 Horizon League) at Milwaukee (10-16, 7-8)
When: 2 p.m. today.
Where: Klotsche Center.
Radio/Internet: WVUR-FM (95.1)/valpoathletics.com.
Valparaiso will win if: It can avoid scoring droughts. The Crusaders gave up two separate 14-2 runs in the first half of Thursday's 75-48 loss to No. 13 Green Bay. VU allowed a second-half 9-0 run to Milwaukee on Jan. 27, which led to a 73-61 loss at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Milwaukee win if: Lindsay Laur comes close to repeating her last performance against the Crusaders. She was 10-of-13 from the field for 27 points.
Notes: Milwaukee leads the series 11-5, and it has won three of the last four meetings. ... With a win against the Panthers, VU has a chance to host a first-round tournament game. The Crusaders are ninth, just one game back in the win column from seventh. The seventh- and eighth-place teams host first-round games. ... Today's games is the 500th in coach Keith Freeman's career at VU. !~ Jim Hunsley