MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Derrick Butler scored 24 points as Central Michigan beat Valparaiso 71-67 on Wednesday night.

Butler also added six rebounds for the Chippewas (3-5). Markus Harding scored 13 points and added seven rebounds. Anthony Pritchard and Brian Taylor finished with 12 points.

The Beacons (4-5) were led by Isaiah Stafford, who posted 23 points. Sherman Weatherspoon IV added 13 points for Valparaiso. Jaxon Edwards also recorded eight points, six rebounds and three blocks.


Both teams play again on Saturday. Central Michigan visits Creighton and Valparaiso travels to play Virginia Tech.


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