MARTIN, Tenn. (AP)—Fred Chatmon scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the University of Missouri-Kansas City to its first season win, a 79-67 victory over UT Martin on Wednesday night.
Chatmon was 9 of 12 from the floor with two assists and three blocks. Martinez Harrison also had 20 points for the Kangaroos (1-3) and was 8 of 9 from the line. Frank Williams Jr. chipped in with 12 points and five assists.
The teams were tied 19-19 at 9:38 in the first period but the Kangaroos (1-3) surged ahead on a Chapman dunk and pair of 3-pointers - by Caleb Johnson and Nelson Kirksey - to pull to a 42-30 halftime lead. Both teams scored 37 points in the second half.
Terrence Smith led the Skyhawks (1-5) with 14 points and four assists. Myles Taylor was close behind with 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds.