Scores

Final

Milwaukee 54

(8-6, 1-2 Horizon)

Valparaiso 55

(6-8, 1-1 Horizon)

    8:05 PM ET, December 31, 2009

    Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso, Indiana

    1 2 T
    MILW 22 3254
    VALP 28 2755

    Top Performers

    Milwaukee: J. McCallum 20 Pts, 5 Reb

    Valparaiso: B. Wood 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Valparaiso 55, Wis.-Milwaukee 54

    Associated Press

    VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Brandon McPherson intercepted a pass and made a fastbreak layup in the final seconds on Thursday night to hoist Valparaiso to a 55-54 win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

    The lead changed hands five times in the final 2 1/2 minutes, despite the Crusaders (6-8, 1-1 Horizon) leading for most of the second half.

    The winning shot came less than 20 seconds after UMW's Ja'Rob McCallum sank a 3-pointer that put the Panthers (8-6, 1-2) up by one.

    McCallum, who came in off the bench, made six of 13 from long distance and finished with a team-high 20 points.

    Brandon Wood led the Crusaders with 22 points, while Matt Kenney scored 10.

    McPherson's shot came when he picked off a long inbound pass by UMW's James Eayrs and made the break from just inside the half-court line.

    It was two of just three points he had in 21 minutes of play.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MILW
    VALP
    Points 54 55
    FG Made-Attempted 19-47 (.404) 20-51 (.392)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-24 (.375) 7-15 (.467)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 8-10 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 9

    2009-10 Season

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