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

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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.

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 Washburn
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

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