Missouri-Kansas City holds on for win over Division II foe

Preview | Box Score | Recap

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)—Brent Stephens scored a career-high 28 points Tuesday to lead Missouri-Kansas City to a 79-75 win over Division II Washburn University.

UMKC (1-1) trailed briefly in the first half and could never quite shake the Ichabods. Stephens hit seven free throws in the last 2:28 of the game to keep the Kangaroos on top, and was 11-of-11 from the line overall.

Dane Brumagin had 15 points for Missouri-Kansas City and Reggie Hamilton had 13.

Andrew Meile led Washburn with 19 points, including 5-of-9 from 3-point range. Paul Byers and Grant Hargett each had 12 points for the Ichabods, and Darrell Kimbell had 11.

The game was part of the round-robin Jayhawk Invitational Tournament. It counted as a regular season game for UMKC, but was an exhibition contest for Washburn.

It was the first win for new Kangaroos coach Matt Brown.

Related Articles

Top Performers

 Top Performers
A. Meile A. Meile
7-12,  19 Pts
2 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Mo. Kansas City
B. Stephens B. Stephens
8-13,  28 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists

Team Stat Leaders


Top 25 Scoreboard

Tuesday, Nov 13