Valparaiso was the winner of the Horizon League Tournament championship with wins over Green Bay and Wright State and has won five consecutive games going back to mid February.
Overall the Crusaders were 26-7 (13-3 in conference) while beating out Detroit for the Horizon League regular season title.
Leading the way for the Crusaders is 6-foot-7 forward Ryan Broekhoff (15.9 ppg) a native of Australia. He is joined by senior forward Kevin Van Wijk a native of the Netherlands who stands 6-foot-8 and is averaging 12.7 points a game.
Both players are also strong on the glass with a combined total of 415 rebounds on the season.