Scores

Final

W Illinois 68

(5-3, 2-0 Summit)

UMKC 63

(3-4, 1-1 Summit)

    5:05 PM ET, December 1, 2012

    1 2 T
    WIU 34 3468
    UMKC 22 4163

    Top Performers

    Western Illinois: C. Clark III 27 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    UMKC: T. Staton 15 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    W. Illinois 68, UMKC 63

    Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ceola Clark tied a career high with 27 points, including five 3-pointers, to help Western Illinois hold off UMKC for a 68-63 victory Saturday.

    Clark, a sixth-year senior granted an extra year of eligibility because of injuries, was 8 of 13 from the field, including 5 of 8 from behind the arc. Terell Parks added 15 points, including a game-sealing layup with 4 seconds left, and 14 rebounds. Jack Houpt scored 11 points.

    The Leathernecks (5-3, 2-0 Summit League) never trailed but saw UMKC pull within 58-57 on Alton Tanner's jumper with 3:06 to play. But Adam Link and Parks hit jumpers of their own, and Clark and Parks each made two free throws in the final minute.

    Thomas Staton led the Kangaroos (3-4, 1-1) with 15 points. Nelson Kirksey added 11 and Tanner had 10.

    The victory was just WIU's fourth all-time in 21 games at UMKC.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WIU
    UMKC
    Points 68 63
    FG Made-Attempted 22-48 (.458) 20-50 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-12 (.583) 8-21 (.381)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-24 (.708) 15-20 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 0

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