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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.