The new women’s basketball at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is Jacie Hoyt, who had been an assistant coach at Kansas State and player at Wichita State. She’s the daughter of Shelly Hoyt whose teams at Hoxie, Kan., High won 107 straight games and four state championships.
Former UMKC point guard Martez Harrison played six games as a senior before he was dismissed from the Kangaroos men’s basketball team and later charged in Kansas City Municipal Court with assault against his girlfriend. The case was dismissed after the season and Harrison is now preparing for a chance to play professional basketball.
Wichita State has joined the American Athletic Conference, leaving the Missouri Valley Conference. The St. Louis-based Missouri Valley considered UMKC when it made a replacement choice four years ago and the Kangaroos, tired of the travel in the Western Athletic Conference, would like to be considered again by the MVC.
The UMKC men’s basketball team’s first foray into the Division I postseason will continue Monday in Laramie, Wyo., where the Kangaroos will face Wyoming at 8 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational.
UMKC head basketball coach Kareem Richardson talked about the Kangaroos 92-82 win against the Green Bay Phoenix on Wednesday in the College Basketball Invitational game at the Swinney Recreation Center on the campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
UMKC announced on Wednesday that women’s basketball coach Marsha Frese will not return for a sixth season. Frese, who went 47-101 in five season with the Roos, will be relieved of her duties immediately, the school said in a release.
The UMKC Kangaroos will play in their first Division I postseason tournament in program history. They'll play University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Wednesday night at the Swinney Recreation Center. Maria Torres The Kansas City Star
For the first time in its Division I program history, the UMKC men’s basketball has earned a spot in a postseason tournament. The Roos will play University of Wisconsin-Green Bay at Swinney Recreation Center on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The UMKC Kangaroos have been invited to play in the 16-team CBI Tournament, the first postseason appearance in the NCAA Division I history of its men’s basketball program. The Kangaroos will play Green Bay at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday in Swinney Recreation Center.
The Kangaroos are headed to the Western Athletic Conference tournament with an above .500 record for the first time in their four years in the league. It’s been six years since a UMKC team had a winning record entering a conference tournament — the 2010-11 squad left for the Summit League Championship with a 16-14 mark.