Benson lifts Oakland, Mich. over UMKC 84-78

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)—Keith Benson had a career-high 21 points and eight rebounds as Oakland, Mich. beat Missouri-Kansas City 84-78 on Thursday night.

Erik Kangas added 19 points and Johnathon Jones scored 12 as the Golden Grizzlies (4-5, 1-1 Summit League) gave coach Greg Kampe his 400th career victory.

Dane Brumagin led UMKC (3-6, 1-1) with 29 points, including a pair of free throws with 1:11 left in the game that gave the Kangaroos their only lead of the second half at 77-76.

But Kangas connected on a 3-pointer 19 seconds later that put Oakland back on top for good at 79-77.

UMKC won the rebounding battle 44-36 but was outscored inside 42-17 by the taller Grizzlies.

Spencer Johnson added 20 points and 13 rebounds and Reggie Hamilton scored 15 for the Roos.

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Keith Benson Keith Benson
8-11,  21 Pts
8 Rebs, 0 Assists
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Dane Brumagin Dane Brumagin
8-17,  29 Pts
10 Rebs, 0 Assists

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