After UMKC missed two free throws that would have given the Roos a four-point lead, Jarkel Joiner made three free throws with 0.2 seconds on the clock and CSU Bakersfield defeated the Kangaroos 74-73 in a wild finish on Thursday night.
UMKC defeated Chicago State 80-72 on Saturday afternoon in a home game for the Kangaroos. But it was a new home. After playing its non-league games at Municipal Auditorium, the Kangaroos moved back to campus at Swinney Recreation Center.
The UMKC Kangaroos traveled to Brookings, S.D. to face their former Summit League rival South Dakota State. The Roos lost the game 75-47. Xavier Bishop led the Roos with 11 points, four rebounds and four assists
The UMKC Roos men’s basketball team is still hunting for its first win of the season in six tries after losing to Drake Wednesday at Municipal Auditorium. Next up for Kareem Richardson and Co.: NAIA Avila on Saturday.
Brandon Martin is the new athletic director at UMKC. His resume and references are remarkable, and his lessons learned are, too. He appears to be a promising fit for a job with numerous challenges as he starts over himself.
Brandon Martin, formerly of California State University Northridge, will become the new athletic director at UMKC, the school will announce on Wednesday. Martin also worked at Oklahoma and played basketball at USC.