LAS VEGAS — Derrik Smits scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and Valparaiso beat UNLV 72-64 on Wednesday night.Smits was 8 of 16 from the field for the Crusaders (4-3). Bakari Evelyn added 13 points, five assists and four steals before fouling out and Markus Golder had 10 points.Valparaiso had 13 steals contributing to 25 UNLV turnovers.The Crusaders trailed 31-20 with five minutes to play in the first half then surged 11-4 on a 3-pointer by Evelyn and dunks by Golder and Javon Freeman to tighten it to 35-31 at halftime.Smits scored on a layup to start the second half then followed with a 3-point play to give the Crusaders a 36-35 edge. An Evelyn 3-pointer and another Golder dunk helped stretch it to 48-39 with 12:48 to play and the Crusaders cruised from there.Shakur Juiston scored 14 points and matched his career-best with 19 rebounds for the Rebels (4-2).The Associated Press