Noah Knight (Olathe, Kan.) of the UMKC men's basketball program has been named to the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) as the representative of the Western Athletic Conference. He will serve from June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2019.
UMKC men's basketball senior guard LaVell Boyd (Chicago, Ill.) earned second-team All-District 6 honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, it was announced Wednesday.
UMKC (18-17) was defeated 72-61 by Wyoming (20-14) in the quarterfinal round of the College Basketball Invitational Presented by FIVE FOUR on Monday night at the Arena-Auditorium. In a game that was a microcosm of the whole season, the Roos continued to fight back until the final buzzer.
UMKC men's basketball (18-16) travels to Wyoming (19-14) for an 8 p.m. CT tipoff Monday at the Arena-Auditorium in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational Presented by FIVE FOUR. UMKC is playing in the first postseason in the program's 30-year Division I history. The Roos defeated Green Bay 92-82 on Wednesday in the first round of the CBI in front of a full and loud Swinney Recreation Center on the UMKC campus.
LaVell Boyd (Chicago, Ill.) scored 28 points, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out seven assists and set the program's single-season assists record in UMKC's (18-16) 92-82 victory over Green Bay (18-14) in the College Basketball Invitational Presented by FIVE FOUR Wednesday evening at the Swinney Recreation Center. Five Roos scored in double figures as UMKC shot 50 percent from the field and 57 percent from 3-point range in the first postseason game in the 30-year Division I program history.
UMKC men's basketball (17-16) welcomes Green Bay (18-13) to Swinney Recreation Center on the UMKC campus for a 7:05 p.m. CT tipoff Wednesday in the College Basketball Invitational Presented by FIVE FOUR. The postseason contest marks the first in the 30-year Division I history of the Roos.
UMKC Athletics has announced ticketing availability information for Wednesday's College Basketball Invitational Presented by FIVE FOUR matchup against Green Bay. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CT at Swinney Recreation Center on the UMKC campus.
For the first time in program history, UMKC men's basketball has been selected to play in a postseason tournament. The Roos will compete in the College Basketball Invitational Presented by FIVE FOUR.
UMKC (17-16) was defeated 78-60 by New Mexico State (27-5) in a Western Athletic Conference semifinal Friday night at the Orleans Arena. The Roos shot only 35 percent from the floor. Conversely, the Aggies shot 56 percent from the field and 43 percent from 3-point range.
UMKC men's basketball (17-15) faces No. 2 seed New Mexico State (26-5) at 10:30 p.m. CT at the Orleans Arena on Friday night in a Western Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal matchup. The third-seeded Roos earned an 82-78 overtime victory against UT Rio Grande Valley on Thursday night to advance to the conference tournament semifinals for the third consecutive season.
UMKC (17-15) outlasted UT Rio Grande Valley (10-22) with an 82-78 overtime victory on Thursday night at the Orleans Arena. The Roos came out on top in a game that featured 18 ties and 15 lead changes. LaVell Boyd (Chicago, Ill.) scored a game-high 22 points – including 12 in overtime – to lead the Roos. Kyle Steward (Detroit, Mich.) and Broderick Newbill (Kansas City, Mo.) both recorded double-doubles for the Roos and Dashawn King (Bronx, N.Y.) tied a career-high with 18 points.
UMKC men's basketball (16-15, 8-6) opens the Western Athletic Conference Tournament against UT Rio Grande Valley (10-21, 2-12) at the Orleans Arena Thursday at 9 p.m. CT on KSMO-TV. The Roos swept UTRGV during the regular season.