UMKC 63, S. Utah 60

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)—Dane Brumagin scored 21 points to lead Missouri-Kansas City to a 63-60 victory over Southern Utah Saturday night, snapping a four-game losing streak for the Kangaroos.

The seesaw game was tied nine times, with the lead changing hands 10 times.

The last lead change came on Brian Gettinger’s long 3-point shot with just 1:44 left, giving UMKC a 57-56 advantage.

UMKC (6-12, 1-4) hit four consecutive free throws in the last 1:06 to preserve the victory.

Tim Blackwell kept the Kangaroos in the second half, hitting 11 consecutive points in a 2:05 stretch. He finished the game with 20 points. Gettinger added 10.

Geoff Payne had 30 points for the Thunderbirds (4-12, 2-3), with Davis Baker adding 10.

The Kangaroos won the rebounding battle, 35-22, led by Brumagin with a game-high 10.

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 Southern Utah
G. Payne G. Payne
10-13,  30 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Mo. Kansas City
D. Brumagin D. Brumagin
6-13,  21 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists

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