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College basketball: Valparaiso, Robert Morris earn NCAA berths
College basketball: Valparaiso, Robert Morris earn NCAA berths

After trailing at the half, Valparaiso dominated the second 20 minutes and defeated Green Bay, 54-44, on Tuesday night at Valparaiso, Ind., to win the Horizon League tournament championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Valparaiso (28-5), the conference's regular-season champion, won its second conference tournament title in the past three years. Green Bay's Keifer Sykes, the two-time Horizon League player of the year, came into the game averaging 29 points in the last three games for the Phoenix (24-8), but he was held to 14 points on five-of-15 shooting. Northeast Rodney Pryor scored 17 points and Robert Morris denied St. Francis of Brooklyn its first...

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