Morgan, Brown help Seattle break 4-game skid, top UMKC 69-64
SEATTLE (AP) — Terrell Brown scored 21 points, Morgan Means 18 and neither missed from the free throw line in the last 24 seconds as Seattle held off UMKC 69-64 in a game that saw 10 ties and 11 lead changes Thursday night.
Riley Grigsby scored 12, including all three of his 3-pointers, Myles Carter added 10 points and Mattia Da Campo eight points and 10 rebounds for Seattle (14-12, 2-9 Western Athletic Conference), which halted a four-game losing streak.
UMKC never led after the score was 53-52 but didn’t let Seattle get more than two points ahead and tied four times down the final 6:34.
The Kangaroos, missed their last four shots, all from beyond the 3-point arc, while Brown and Morgan, fouled after rebounds, sealed the win at the line.
Xavier Bishop led the Kangaroos (10-17, 5-7) with 14 points, Jamel Allen added 12 and Brandon Suggs 11 with 13 rebounds.
After going to the line just five times — and making two — in the first half, the Redhawks converted 14 of 15 free throws in the second half.