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Sunday’s basketball: UDM makes 15 turnovers in loss

Associated Press

Detroit — Alec Peters scored 20 points to move into third on Valparaiso’s career-scoring list, Tevonn Walker added 11 points with 11 rebounds, and the Crusaders beat Detroit Mercy 83-63 on Sunday to stay atop the Horizon League standings.

Peters shot 8 of 16 from the field and hit 3 of 7 from behind the arc. His 2,325 career points surpass the 2,319 scored by Rashad Phillips (1997-2001) and the 2,321 by Chad Tucker (1983-88).

Detroit led 19-18 on Jaleel Hogan’s layup, but Lexus Williams’s layup put Valpo (22-6, 12-3) up for good and sparked an 11-5 run capped by Max Joseph’s 3-pointer that made it 29-24 with 3:42 left in the half.

Derrik Smit’s layup capped a 9-1 run and the Crusaders led 51-34 early in the second. Gerald Blackshear’s free throw with 12:04 left made it a 20-point game, 60-40, and Valparaiso was never threatened the rest of the way.

Detroit made just 19 of 55 (34.5 percent) field-goal attempts and committed 15 turnovers.

Patrick Robinson Jr. led the Titans (6-21, 4-11) with 14 points.

Big Ten

(At) No. 11 Wisconsin 71, No. 23 Maryland 60: Nigel Hayes scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half, Ethan Happ had 20 points and the Badgers (22-5, 11-3) overcame 27 points from Terrapins guard Melo Trimble to end a two-game losing streak and stay in a tie atop the Big Ten with No. 16 Purdue.

Bronson Koenig scored all nine of his points in the second half, giving the Badgers a lift with his jump shot after the senior missed a game with a left calf injury. Wisconsin shot 51 percent in the second half.

The teams combined for 48 fouls, 25 for Maryland (22-5, 10-4).

Top 25

(At) No. 20 Creighton 87, Georgetown 70: Marcus Foster scored a career-high 35 points and Creighton broke open the game early in the second half.

Creighton (22-5, 9-5 Big East) shot 53 percent while avenging a 20-point road loss to the Hoyas on Jan 25. Georgetown (14-13, 5-9) shot just 38.5 percent in its first game since Feb. 11 and was 3 of 22 from 3-point range.

Isaiah Zierden added 13 points and Justin Patton and Cole Huff had 10 each for the Bluejays.

L.J. Peak, held to two points over the first 16 minutes, finished with 23 to lead Georgetown.

(At) No. 24 Butler 82, DePaul 66: Nate Fowler scored 15 points and Kelan Martin added 14 points and eight rebounds for Butler.

The Bulldogs (21-6, 10-5 Big East) won their second straight and retained their hold on second place in the conference standings.

Eli Cain had 24 points for DePaul (8-19, 1-13), which has lost 10 straight. Joe Hanel had 10 points.

DePaul led 27-22 with 4:52 to go in the first half but failed to score again until 17:11 was left in the game.

Butler took advantage of the drought with a 21-0 run that made it 43-27.