Longwood, which won just one game last season and tied an NCAA
Division I record with 30 losses, led 61-60 with 9:26 left after
Kirk Williams hit two free throws. The Lancers (2-5), however,
scored just one field goal in the final 11:23.
Ayuba, who was 9-for-12 from the field and had nine rebounds,
scored seven points in a 12-0 spurt as UMKC (3-1) took a 72-61 lead
with 3:37 left.
Day scored 15 of his points after the half, and Tim Blackwell
added 18 points.
Michael Jefferson topped Longwood with 17 points, while Clayton
Morgan had 13 points, all in the first half, and grabbed a
game-high 16 rebounds.
Longwood jumped out to a 9-2 lead before UMKC went on a 17-4
spurt behind two Ayuba dunks to grab a 19-13 lead with 9:18 left in
The Lancers scored the final eight points of the half to lead
36-34. Longwood had 17 points off nine offensive rebounds in the
The Kangaroos, who were coming off an 18-point loss to Missouri
in which they shot just 25 percent, shot a season-high 55 percent.
Longwood shot just 38 percent.