Scores

Final

Southern Utah 78

(7-6, 0-2 Big Sky)

UMKC 88

(2-7, 2-0 WAC)

    8:00 PM ET, January 6, 2005

    Municipal Auditorium (MO), Kansas City, Missouri

    1 2 T
    SUU 29 4978
    UMKC 32 5688

    Top Performers

    Southern Utah: D. Newsom 17 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    UMKC: C. Aaron 22 Pts, 17 Reb

    UMKC 88, Southern Utah 78

    Kansas City, Mo. (AP) -- Brandon Temple had 24 points and Carlton Aaron had 22 points and 17 rebounds as Missouri-Kansas City beat Southern Utah 88-78 on Thursday night.

    Temple was 9-of-16 from the field, including 5-of-11 from 3-point range. Aaron was 9-of-11 from the field, and he alone had just two fewer rebounds than all the Thunderbirds combined.

    UMKC (2-7, 2-0 Mid-Continent Conference), which had not won a game this season until its conference opener against IUPUI on Monday, had a season-high 88 points and dominated the rebounding battle 40-19. Southern Utah (7-6,0-2) had just four offensive rebounds for the game and just had one offensive rebound in the last 3:51 of the game.

    The Kangaroos, who led 32-29 at halftime, outscored the Thunderbirds 11-4 in the first 2:39 of the second half to take a 43-33 lead with 17:21 left. UMCK's biggest lead was 74-57 with 4:32 left.

    Mike English, who fouled out in the final seconds of the game, had 19 points for UMKC, including 9-of-9 free throws. Quinton Day added 18 points and six assists.

    DeAngelo Newsom led Southern Utah with 17 points and nine rebounds. Rand Janes had 11 points, and Nate Janes and Jeff Martini each added 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SUU
    UMKC
    Points 78 88
    FG Made-Attempted 27-53 (.509) 30-55 (.545)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 6-20 (.300)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-28 (.607) 22-27 (.815)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 17

    2004-05 Season

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