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