Scores

Final

Valparaiso 79

(15-15, 10-6 Horizon)

UMKC 80

(16-11, 12-4 WAC)

    8:00 PM ET, February 28, 2005

    Municipal Auditorium (MO), Kansas City, Missouri

    1 2 T
    VALP 42 3779
    UMKC 39 4180

    Top Performers

    Valparaiso: D. Oppland 25 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    UMKC: M. English 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Blk

    UMKC 80, Valparaiso 79

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Brandon Temple had 20 points, including a 3-pointer with less than seven seconds left, to lead Missouri-Kansas City to a 80-79 win over Valparaiso on Monday night.

    The Kangaroos (16-11, 12-4 Mid-Con) overcame a five-point deficit in the last minute to get the win.

    Carlton Aaron had 19 points for UMKC, Quinton Day had 16 and Mike English added 15.

    Dan Oppland led the Crusaders (15-15, 10-6) with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Jarryd Loyd added 13 and Ron Howard had 12.

    Valparaiso led 42-39 at halftime.

    And with a minute left, the Crusaders led 78-73, Day then connected on two free throws with 55 seconds remaining to make it 78-75.

    A traveling violation on Seth Colclasure gave UMKC the ball with 24 seconds left, and a drive by Day made it 78-77 at the 18.4 mark.

    Day fouled Loyd with 13.7 seconds left, sending Loyd to the line. Loyd made his first free throw but missed the second. Temple then grabbed the rebound, dribbled down the court and launched the winning shot with 6.7 seconds remaining.

    Shawn Huff missed a shot for the Crusaders in the last second. Oppland got a shot in, but officials, after reviewing a video replay, ruled it was too late.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VALP
    UMKC
    Points 79 80
    FG Made-Attempted 33-64 (.516) 26-59 (.441)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-11 (.455) 22-28 (.786)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 1

    2004-05 Season

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    Jan 13, 2005 UMKC 84, @VALP 78Recap
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