Royals fans turned out in record numbers to attend the first FanFest following the team’s memorable 2014 postseason romp, with attendees lining up to see current and former players on Friday at Bartle Hall.
UMKC came home and ended a seven-game losing streak to Division I opponents with a 79-72 victory over Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday in front of 2,719 at Municipal Auditorium. The Kangaroos got 25 points and six assists from point guard Martez Harrison. Frank Williams added 16 and Deshon Taylor 12 as UMKC improved to 4-7.
The Kangaroos return home Saturday to take on William Jewell (7:05 p.m. at Municipal Auditorium) after a tough road stretch. A 66-63 loss at Youngstown State on Wednesday was the team’s third straight loss, all away from home.
After a 2-1 start, the Kangaroos lost to host Arkansas-Little Rock and Samford during a mainland portion of the Maui Invitational last weekend. UMKC next faces Youngstown State at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Ohio.