MARTIN, Tenn. – The UMKC men’s basketball team will continue its challenging nonconference schedule on Sunday at UT Martin. Tip-off between the Roos and the Skyhawks is set for 4 p.m. CT.
UMKC Roos (2-5) vs. UT Martin Skyhawks (1-4)
Date & Time: November 26, 4 p.m. CT
Location: Martin, Tenn.
Site: Kathleen and Tom Elam Center (4,258)
Live Stats: www.UMKCstats.com
Live Video: OVC Digital Network
UT Martin: Men’s Basketball Homepage
Live In-Game Updates: @UMKCmbb
Sunday’s game against the Skyhawks will be UMKC’s fourth game this week after the Roos went 1-2 at the Gulf Coast Showcase on Nov. 20-22. UMKC topped Manhattan, 74-63, to open the tournament before falling to then-undefeated Georgia Southern and Penn by three points each.
UMKC is led on the court this season by senior Broderick Robinson (Grand Junction, Colo.), who is averaging 13.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. The guard has notched double figures in four-consecutive games and was named to the Gulf Coast Showcase All-Tournament Team after averaging 19.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3 assists, while going 18-19 at the free throw line, in three games at the tournament.
As a team, the Roos are shooting 73.2 percent from the free throw line, with Robinson, Giles, Leek, Marvin Nesbitt Jr. (Chicago, Ill.), Steve Dulley (Kansas City, Mo.), Robert Knar (Mundelein, Ill.) and Xavier Bishop (Springfield, Ill.) all shooting better than 75 percent at the charity stripe.
The Roos are averaging 7.9 steals per game, compared to their opponents at 5.3 per contest. Robinson leads the team with 12 on the year, while Nesbitt Jr. has eight.
Kareem Richardson’s troop features six returning letterwinners and welcomes nine newcomers this season. The Roos will look to the senior leadership of Robinson, as UMKC lost all five of its starters from 2016-17. Robinson, along with Bishop played in all 35 games for the Roos last season, while Ross made an appearance in 34 contests. Richardson enters his fifth year at the helm of the Roos program.
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