Valparaiso (3-10, 0-1 Horizon League) vs. Detroit (7-6, 1-1)
When: 6 p.m. today.
Where: Calihan Hall.
Radio/Internet: WVUR-FM (95.1)/valpoathletics.com.
Valparaiso will win if: It can avoid severe scoring droughts. In a Horizon League season-opening loss to Butler last Sunday, the Crusaders struggled through a crucial seven-plus minute scoreless period in the second half to fall behind by double digits.
Detroit will win if: It maintains its diversified offense. Dominique Dixon leads the team in scoring (11 ppg), while seven different players are averaging at least seven points a game.
Notes: The Titans hold a 6-4 edge in the series. ... Detroit is 4-0 this season at Calihan Hall, but VU has a 3-2 all-time record at Detroit. !~ Jim Hunsley