Stephen Madison pumped in 26 points and Connor Hill added 24 more, including six three-pointers, to propel Idaho to an 87-80 comeback win over UMKC on Saturday night at the Independence Events Center.
UMKCs basketball team returns home tonight, but its a temporary new residence, the Independence Center. The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association is playing its tournament this week at Municipal Auditorium, where the Kangaroos usually play their home games.
Harrison, the freshman from Kansas City, turned in his best game of the season, scoring a season-best 31 points, including 22 of the Kangaroos’ 45 in the second half as they won 85-80 at Grand Canyon University.
UMKC can’t shoot straight in 74-69 conference loss to Bakersfield.
Viola Kleiser, who as a sprinter at the University of Missouri-Kansas City set school record in indoor 200-meter dash, is part of two-person bobsled team for her native Austria. Like American hurdler Lolo Jones and sprinters Tianna Madison and Lauryn Williams, Kleiser is following the trend of powerful speedsters into the sled and down the twisting, iced-banked track.
New Mexico State held UMKC to 26 percent shooting and coasted to a 71-48 victory at the Pan American Center on Thursday night, exacting a bit of revenge for the Kangaroos’ 68-66 win last month at Municipal Auditorium.
Quinton Pippen scored a career-high 28 points, including five three-pointers, leading Chicago State to an 81-74 win over UMKC on Saturday.