Facing first-year UMKC coach Kareem Richardson, No. 7 Louisville reminded the former Cardinals assistant what he left behind in 90-62 win Wednesday night.
Before Carla Wilson took the podium at a Sprint Center gala, six other speakers addressed an audience of about 150 friends, family and student-athletes. But there was meaning to the celebration beyond naming a new boss of UMKC’s 16 sports. According to the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators, Wilson becomes the only African-American woman athletic director in Division I who doesn’t work at a historically black college or university.
Jordan Aaron was 5 of 6 from the free throw line in the final minute as Milwaukee held off Missouri-Kansas City Saturday, 84-79.
UMKC has promoted Carla Wilson to be the Kangaroos’ new athletic director.
DeAndre Kane had 20 points and eight rebounds, and 17th-ranked Iowa State trounced UMKC 110-51 Monday night for its fifth straight win.
The UMKC mens basketball team won 79-67 at Tennessee-Martin on Wednesday for its first victory of the season. Fred Chatmon had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Kangaroos, 1-3.
The only silver lining to take from UMKC’s 101-71 loss at Nebraska-Omaha on Wednesday was that the Roos played the Mavericks even in the second half.
Paul Bunch scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures as Division II Emporia State beat UMKC 81-76 in Kangaroos coach Kareem Richardson’s debut on Friday.