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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.

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

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