UMKC is one win away from playing for the Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball title. Behind Martez Harrison’s 24 points, the Kangaroos came back from a double-digit second-half deficit and beat Utah Valley 80-78 on Thursday night in the opening round of the WAC Tournament at the Orleans Arena.
Martez Harrison scored 24 points and sparked a game-changing run in leading fifth-seeded UMKC to a come-from-behind 80-78 victory over fourth-seeded Utah Valley in the opener of the Western Athletic Conference basketball tournament on Thursday.
UMKC senior Antoine Rozner is one of 25 golfers under consideration for the Ben Hogan Award, given annually to the top men’s college golfer in either NCAA Division I, II or II, the NAIA or junior college.
UMKC came into its men’s basketball game Saturday against Cal State Bakersfield looking to stay undefeated in the Western Athletic Conference. But the Kangaroos struggled early and lost 83-72 at Municipal Auditorium.
UMKC outscored Mississippi State 11-3 over the final 2:15 and defeated the Bulldogs 72-67 at Municipal Auditorium. It’s the second straight season the Kangaroos defeated a team from the Southeastern Conference.
The UMKC men’s basketball team will play host to a major conference school, Mississippi State, on Saturday. The game was agreed upon by UMKC coach Kareem Richardson and former Bulldogs coach Rick Ray, a Kansas City native. Ray was fired after last season, but the matchup lived.
Courtney Frerichs, the best distance runner in the history of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, led her new team to victory in a national collegiate meet on Saturday. Then something more important happened.