Steele leads Utah Valley past UMKC 79-67
OREM, Utah (AP) — Baylee Steele tallied 15 points and 12 rebounds to lift Utah Valley to a 79-67 win over UMKC on Saturday night.
Conner Toolson had 15 points for Utah Valley (19-8, 8-4...
Giles scores 14 to lift UMKC over CSU Bakersfield 75-67
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jordan Giles had 14 points off the bench to lift UMKC to a 75-67 win over Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday night.
Xavier Bishop had 14 points for UMKC (10-16, 5-6 Western Athletic Conference). Danny Dixon added 12 points. Marvin Nesbitt Jr. had seven rebounds for the hosts.
Jarkel Joiner had 19 points for the Roadrunners (16-10, 7-5). Rickey Holden added 13 points.
UT Rio Grande Valley uses 2 second-half runs to beat UMKC
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Jordan Jackson scored 22 points on 6-of-8 shooting, Greg Bowie II added 15 points with five 3-pointers, and UT Rio Grande Valley beat UMKC 75-63 on Saturday night.
The Vaqueros (12-12, 4-4 Western Athletic Conference) had two 13-2 scoring runs in the second half — the first turned a four-point deficit into a 49-42 lead and the second turned a four-point lead into a 64-49 advantage with 8:12 left. From there, the Kangaroos (8-15, 3-5) got no closer than the final score.
UMKC gets first win, 94-58 over Avila
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Xavier Bishop scored 18 points, Danny Dixon had 14 with 10 rebounds, and UMKC won its first game of the season Saturday, beating NAIA-member Avila 94-58.
Rob Whitfield hit five 3-pointers for 15 points, Jamel Allen scored 15 with four 3s and Brandon McKissic had 13 for the Kangaroos (1-6), who made 12 of 26 3-pointers and held the Eagles to 32-percent shooting.
Smith scores 22 in UConn’s 94-66 romp over UMKC
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Tarin Smith scored 22 points to lead UConn over Missouri-Kansas City 94-66 Sunday at Gampel Pavilion.
The fifth-year senior guard shot 10 for 12 from the field to lead the Huskies (2-0). Smith transferred to UConn from Duquesne, where he was the Atlantic-10 Sixth Man of the Year last season.