Benson lifts Oakland, Mich. over UMKC 84-78
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.