Scores

Final

UMKC 84

(5-7, 4-0 WAC)

Valparaiso 78

(6-10, 2-2 Horizon)

    8:05 PM ET, January 13, 2005

    Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso, Indiana

    1 2 T
    UMKC 39 4584
    VALP 37 4178

    Top Performers

    UMKC: M. English 26 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Valparaiso: R. Howard 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    UMKC 84, Valparaiso 78

    VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -- Mike English scored 26 points and Carlton Aaron added 20 to lead Missouri-Kansas City to an 84-78 victory over Valparaiso in the Mid-Continent Conference on Thursday.

    UMKC (5-7, 4-0) took the lead for good at 57-55 on Aaron's jumper with 13:44 remaining and built its advantage to as much as eight points several times the rest of the way. It was the 15th lead change of the game.

    Valparaiso (6-10, 2-2) narrowed the margin to three points, 76-73, with 2:14 remaining on Ron Howard's jump shot, but Brandon Temple immediately responded with his fourth 3-pointer in as many attempts for the game, and the host Crusaders never came closer than four points the rest of the game. The Kangaroos made 5-of-9 free throws in the time remaining to seal the victory.

    UMKC shot 58 percent from the field for the game, including 16-of-27 in the second half. English, who had 18 points at halftime, and Aaron led the marksmanship, making 9-of-14 and 10-of-15 field goals respectively.

    Dan Oppland led Valparaiso with 24 points, but had only a single point in the second half, when UMKC held him to three field goal attempts and he missed all three. Howard finished with 22 points.

    Temple finished with 16 points for UMKC and Quinton Day added 14.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UMKC
    VALP
    Points 84 78
    FG Made-Attempted 33-57 (.579) 28-64 (.438)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-9 (.889) 13-19 (.684)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-19 (.526) 9-15 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 6

    2004-05 Season

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