UIC (7-22, 2-15) at Valparaiso (20-10, 11-6)
When: 7:05 p.m. at Athletics-Recreation Center
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The skinny: If the Flames upset the Crusaders and Youngstown State loses to Milwaukee, then UIC jumps into the No. 9 seed for next week's Horizon League tournament. UIC dropped a 68-66 overtime decision to Valpo in the teams' Horizon opener on Dec. 2. Senior guard Robo Kreps (15.8 ppg) has clinched the Horizon title for minutes played (38.3 mpg), while senior forward Paul Carter (14.4 ppg, 8.0 rpg) is one of four players who ranks among the top 10 in scoring and rebounding.