Scores

Final

UMKC 75

(4-5, 1-0 WAC)

Valparaiso 62

(5-4, 0-1 Horizon)

    8:05 PM ET, December 27, 2005

    Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso, Indiana

    1 2 T
    UMKC 34 4175
    VALP 29 3362

    Top Performers

    UMKC: Q. Day 22 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl

    Valparaiso: R. Howard 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    UMKC 75, Valparaiso 62

    VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -- Quinton Day scored 22 points to lead Missouri-Kansas City to a 75-62 victory over Valparaiso as both teams opened Mid-Continent Conference play Tuesday night.

    Day was one of three UMKC players to hit 3-pointers during an 11-0 second-half run that gave the Kangaroos a 57-43 lead after which Valparaiso never came closer than eight points.

    Tim Blackwell scored 14 points for the Kangaroos, with Kalu Guasco scoring 12 and Dee Ayuba adding 11. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for UMKC (4-5, 1-0 Mid-Continent).

    Valparaiso (5-4, 0-1) took a four-point lead late in the first half before UMKC went on a 10-1 run to go ahead 34-29 at half time.

    Dan Oppland led the Crusaders with 19 points, followed by Ron Howard with 17 and Seth Colclasure with 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UMKC
    VALP
    Points 75 62
    FG Made-Attempted 23-51 (.451) 24-65 (.369)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-13 (.615) 5-25 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-31 (.677) 9-13 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 4

    2005-06 Season

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