SAN ANTONIO, Texas – UMKC will close its three-game road trip at Incarnate Word on Saturday at 3 p.m. CT, before returning to downtown Kansas City to host Central Michigan on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. CT for its ‘Kansas City Day’ game.
Similar to last year’s #KCDay, the men’s basketball team will wear customized jerseys that feature a unique design, courtesy of Charlie Hustle, during its game.
UMKC Roos (3-8) vs. Incarnate Word Cardinals (4-3)
Date | Time: Saturday, December 16 | 3 p.m. CT
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Site: McDermott Center (2,000)
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Saturday’s game against the Cardinals will be UMKC’s second Saturday game of the season. The Roos went 5-6 in Saturday contests a season ago and are currently 0-1 after their setback at NC State on Dec. 9.
UMKC is led on the court this season by senior Broderick Robinson (Grand Junction, Colo.), who is averaging 12.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. He has hit double figures in scoring in two of UMKC’s last three games and was also named to the Gulf Coast Showcase All-Tournament Team after averaging 19.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists, while going 15-for-16 at the free throw line, in three games at the tournament.
In UMKC’s 65-55 win at UT Martin on Nov. 26, sophomore Isaiah Ross (Davenport, Iowa) became the first Roo since standout LaVell Boyd against South Dakota in 2015 to make 10-plus field goals in a single game.
All 12 eligible student-athletes have seen action so far this season for UMKC. Robinson and Aleer Leek (Juba, South Sudan) have started all 11 games for the Roos.
As a team, the Roos are shooting 71.1 percent from the free throw line, with Robinson, Jordan Giles (Tuscaloosa, Ala.), Marvin Nesbitt Jr. (Chicago, Ill.), Steve Dulley (Kansas City, Mo.) and Robert Knar (Mundelein, Ill.) all shooting better than 75 percent at the charity stripe.
The Roos are averaging 7.5 steals per game, compared to their opponents at 5.4 per contest. Robinson leads the team with 20 on the year, while Xavier Bishop (Springfield, Ill.) has 11 and Marco Smith (Kansas City, Kan.) has 10.
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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