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.