CHICAGO — Quinton Pippen scored a career-high 28 points, including five three-pointers, leading Chicago State to an 81-74 win over UMKC on Saturday.
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Chicago State, 10-12 overall and 5-3 in the Western Athletic Conference, took the lead midway through the first half on a Matt Ross dunk that made it 10-9 and never trailed again, though the Cougars had to quell a second-half UMKC rally.
UMKC, 7-15 and 4-5, surged in the second half with a 19-4 run that tied the game at 52-52 on a Martez Harrison jumper but couldn’t capture the lead as the Cougars then pulled away.
Harrison led the Kangaroos with 27 points.
Pippen, nephew of NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, was seven of 10 from the field and a perfect nine of nine from the free-throw line. Clarke Rosenberg contributed 19 points, Nate Duhon added 11 and Eddie Denard 10.
The UMKC women had an easier time with Chicago State, winning 84-52 in Chicago.
Senior Kim Nezianya had 19 points, and her 17 rebounds tied a career high.