The Grizzlies got off to a quick start over the first four minutes of the contest by jumping out to a 10-0 lead. UMKC scored six quick points to get to within four at 10-6, but OU responded with a 9-4 spurt to take a 19-10 lead with 11:26 to go in the half.
Five quick points by freshman Tim Williams sparked a 19-6
run to close out the first half, as
The Kangaroos scored 9-of-the-first-13 points of the second
half to get to within 14 points at 57-43.
UMKC wouldn’t give up, as it cut the deficit to 10 points at 70-60 with 9:25 left in the game. Brumagin scored nine points during the stretch to key the Kangaroo run.
A Gettinger three pointer – his fourth of the game – brought the deficit to seven at 70-63. After a Dan Waterstradt putback gave OU the nine-point lead, Brumagin scored five straight points to cut the margin to four points at 72-68 with 7:25 remaining.
The Grizzlies scored 10-of-12 points over the next two minutes to stretch their lead back to 12 points at 82-70. The Kangaroos wouldn’t roll over, as Brumagin nearly brought them all the way back by himself.
The junior scored 12 points over a two and a half minute stretch to bring UMKC to within a point at 93-92. After a pair of Johnathon Jones free throws put OU up three, freshman Reggie Hamilton connected on a long ball with eight seconds remaining to send the game into overtime.
The Grizzlies scored the first five points of the extra
period before stretching their lead to seven points at 104-97. A Nathan Balch three pointer and a pair of Brent
Stephens free throws brought UMKC to within two at 104-102, but Nelson's
three-point play pushed the lead to five before OU went on to the 114-105 win.
UMKC shot .468 (36-77) from the floor and .471 (16-34) from
long range in the game.
The 105 points is the 10th highest scoring output in school history, and it is the first time the program has scored over 100 since Dec. 4, 2003 vs. Texas-Pan American (104-80 win).
Brumagin led all scorers with his 40 points on 12-of-17
shooting, which included a 7-of-9 mark from long range. The point total is tied for the fifth highest
scoring output in school history.
Five OU players finished in double figures in the game. Nelson paced the squad with 31 points on 9-of-15 shooting to go along with eight boards. Two Grizzlie players finished with double-doubles with Jones finishing with 13 points and 13 assists, and Keith Benson finishing with 17 points and 13 boards.
UMKC (3-6, 0-1) will return to action on Saturday afternoon
against new league member IPFW in