(ROCHESTER, MI) - Brandon Wood scored 21 points to lead the Valparaiso Crusaders past Eastern Michigan 74-67 in the opening round of the Lou Henson Award Holiday Tournament in Rochester, Michigan.
Howard Little and Ryan Broekhoff added 13 points apiece and Cory Johnson finished with twelve as the Crusaders improve to 8-4.
Brandon Bowdry scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed ten rebounds as the Eagles lost their eighth game in a row to drop to 1-9.
Valpo will face the host Oakland Golden Grizzlies in tonight's championship game.
Oakland advanced with a 103-79 win over Rochester College.
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