UMKC exited the most difficult stretch of its schedule with a memorable victory at Missouri and a competitive 83-73 loss at Kansas State on Monday.
The Kangaroos will now prepare for their first home game, against Missouri S&T on Wednesday. Then they hit the road for a game against Arkansas-Little Rock.
UMKC coach Kareem Richardson hopes his team learned something valuable from playing Missouri and K-State on the road.
“How hard you have to play,” Richardson said. “We have been harping on that. One of our staples is playing harder than our opponent.
“That sounds pretty simple, but we figured out how difficult and how tough it is to win games. To win one game is very difficult. Hopefully, we can learn from these first couple of games the energy and passion we have to play with for 40 minutes.”
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