UMKC jumped out to a big halftime lead, but South Carolina Upstate bounced back in the second half for an 84-75 victory Monday night at Municipal Auditorium. The Kangaroos (7-9) were up by 13 points at the half but were outscored 57-35 after halftime.
UMKC volleyball player Emma Hagedorn was the Western Athletic Conference player of the year as a junior in 2014, but her world was disrupted by an unplanned pregnancy in early 2015. Through the love of her family, she made a comeback to lead the NCAA in hitting percentage. And on Friday, she got married.
Former UMKC basketball player Martez Harrison has been charged in Kansas City Municipal Court with one count of assault. The municipal charge follows a domestic violence accusation against Harrison, which led to a university Title IX investigation that resulted in his dismissal from the team and a one-year suspension from the school.
No. 12 West Virginia used a 37-4 first-half run to cruise to a 112-67 victory over UMKC on Saturday, coach Bob Huggins’ 800th career win. Huggins is the 10th coach to reach 800 wins and only the third to achieve that milestone at his alma mater, the others being Jim Boeheim at Syracuse and Adolph Rupp at Kentucky.