UMKC put an end to a five-game losing streak with a victory over Seattle on Thursday night at Municipal Auditorium.
The Kangaroos took down the Redhawks 74-67.
UMKC, which has gotten outrebounded all season long, won this one with some solid work on the glass, and with some very solid free-throw shooting.
The Kangaroos won the rebounding battle 35-32. And the Kangaroos made 30 of 35 free throws (85.7 percent).
The Kangaroos improved to 7-19 on the season and 2-7 in the WAC, while the Redhawks got bumped down to 16-9, 5-3.
Thanks to a 20-6 run over the second part of the first half, UMKC took a 41-29 lead into the break. The Redhawks made things closer in the second half, but the Kangaroos were able to hang on for the victory, their first since a 62-59 win over California State Bakersfield at Municipal Auditorium on Jan. 18.
Jordan Giles led the way for UMKC in this one with 18 and 10 rebounds, and Xavier Bishop added 18 points. Bishop made 9 of 12 free throws.
UMKC had lost the previous meeting with Seattle, 77-75 at Seattle on Jan. 13.
Next up for the Kangaroos is a home game against Utah Valley on Saturday night at 7 p.m.