Valparaiso, Ind. — Alec Peters scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half and finished with a career-high-tying 14 rebounds to help Valparaiso beat Oakland, 86-84, Friday night and secure at least a share of its fourth Horizon League regular-season title in five seasons.
Vashil Fernandez and Keith Carter had 13 points apiece, Jubril Adekoya scored 12, Shane Hammink added 11 points and Tevonn Walker 10 for Valparaiso (23-5, 13-2).
Back-to-back layups by Kay Felder capped a 10-0 run and pulled the Golden Grizzlies within five with 2:11 left.
Peters hit a 3 with 60 seconds to go, ending a scoreless stretch of three minutes, 19 seconds for Valpo, giving the Crusaders an 83-75 lead.
Martez Walker converted a 3-point play for Oakland and, after Tevonn Walker split a pair of free throws on the other end, Felder made a layup to make it 84-81 with six seconds left, but two foul shots by Adekoya sealed it.
Felder had 26 points, eight assists and six rebounds for Oakland (19-10, 10-5).
Detroit 83, (at) UIC 72: Paris Bass had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Carlton Brundidge had 21 points and seven assists to lead Detroit to its sixth win in seven games.
Anton Wilson added 18 points for the Titans (15-12, 9-7 Horizon), who overcame a double-digit deficit in the first half to record their fourth straight road victory.
Dikembe Dixson scored 26 and Tai Odiase 12 for UIC (5-21, 3-12).