LaVell Boyd had the hot hand Friday night in UMKC’s 97-82 win over Division II Arkansas-Monticello at Municipal Auditorium.
Boyd made four three-pointers and scored 21 points for the Kangaroos, 4-2. Boyd scored 10 points in the first 10 minutes as UMKC took a 21-15 lead.
Freshman Xavier Bishop added a season-best 17 points for UMKC. Bishop eclipsed his previous career-high of nine points in the first half when he had 10 points in 11 minutes.
Martez Harrison, averaging 17.2 points, was held to 13 points for the Kangaroos.
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UMKC shot 32.3 percent from the field in the first half and had just a 36-34 halftime lead.
Derylton Hill led Arkansas-Monticello with 23 points and seven rebounds.