IUPUI came out scorching from the floor, as they made eight of nine shots over the first seven minutes to build a 20-15 advantage. After a three-minute scoreless drought by both teams, Spencer Johnson got the Kangaroos to within three with a short jumper, but the Jags proceeded to rattle off seven straight points to push its advantage to double figures at 27-17 with 6:45 remaining in the half.
IUPUI pushed its lead to 12 points (36-24) with 2:37 on the clock, before UMKC used a 10-1 spurt to climb to within three points at the break. Freshman Reggie Hamilton connected on a pair of treys to key the run, which included a triple with 30 seconds left to make the score 37-34.
Coming out of the locker room, the Jaguars scored nine of
the first 12 points to stretch their lead to nine points (46-37) with 17:58
remaining. The Kangaroos got to within
six behind a
The two squads traded field goals over the next four minutes,
before the Jaguars began pulling away.
IUPUI, which made 16-of-its-first-19 second half shots, pushed its
advantage to 15 points on a
The Jaguars then stretched the margin to 20 (78-58) with 7:25 remaining, and the lead stuck as IUPUI claimed the 90-70 victory.
UMKC finished with a .410 (25-61) field goal percentage and a .313 (10-32) mark from long range. IUPUI, meanwhile, shot a scorching .586 (34-58) from the floor and .500 (10-20) from behind the three-point line. The Jags also had 26 assists on its 34 made field goals.
Four Kangaroo players finished the contest in double
Four IUPUI players also posted double-digit scoring
outputs. Hill finished with a
double-double with 23 points and 10 boards, and
UMKC (8-16, 3-8) will wrap up its three-game road trip at