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.