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.
Heading lifts California Baptist over UMKC 70-60
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Heading scored 24 points, tying his season high, as California Baptist topped UMKC 70-60 on Saturday night. Milan Acquaah added 22 points for the Lancers.
De'jon Davis had 12 points and 12 rebounds for California Baptist (13-10, 5-5 Western Athletic Conference).
Rob Whitfield had 17 points for the Kangaroos (8-16, 3-6). Jordan Giles added 15 points. Marvin Nesbitt Jr. had 8 points and 10 rebounds.
Johnson with 21, Grand Canyon rolls to 78-50 win over UMKC
PHOENIX (AP) — Carlos Johnson scored a career-best 21 points and Grand Canyon rolled to 78-50 win over UMKC on Saturday night.
Johnson was 6 of 10 from the field for the Antelopes (11-7, 4-1 Western Athletic Conference), who have won three straight. Michael Finke added 14 points and five rebounds and Trey Drechsel had 13 points and led the team with 11 rebounds. Tim Finke had nine rebounds in addition to his five points.
Joiner’s free throws lift CSU Bakersfield over UMKC
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Jarkel Joiner made three free throws with 0.2 seconds on the clock and CSU Bakersfield defeated UMKC 74-73 in a wild finish on Thursday night.
Allen has career-high 18 as UMKC thumps Elon 95-59
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jamel Allen led six players in double-digit scoring with a career-high 18 points as UMKC powered out to an early lead and coasted to a 95-59 win over Elon on Saturday afternoon.
Allen was 4 of 8 from beyond the arc. Brandon McKissic and Marvin Nesbitt Jr. added 15 points apiece, and Xavier Bishop and Rob Whitfield chipped in 13 each. Jordan Giles contributed 10 points to go with seven rebounds and four assists.
Whitfield has 19 to lead UMKC to 80-67 win over McNeese
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rob Whitfield nailed 5 of 8 from distance to total 19 points and lead UMKC to an 80-67 win over McNeese on Saturday night.
UMKC (4-8), which started the season 0-6, has won three of its last four and four of its last six games.
Xavier Bishop added 16 points while dishing out seven assists, Jordan Giles had 14 points and Brandon McKissic chipped in 10 for the Kangaroos.
Balanced UMKC races past Haskell 110-59 in home opener
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jordan Giles scored 21 points, Mo Ahmed and Xavier Bishop 18 each, and UMKC led from wire-to-wire in a 110-59 defeat of Haskell on Sunday.
The Kangaroos (1-1) had a school-record 20 steals and scored 33 points off 28 turnovers in the dominating performance against NAIA member Haskell, leading by 54 late in the game. The 110 points is also a school record.