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UMKC Men's Basketball 2018-19 Season Highlights
UMKC Athletics 3-28-2019
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UMKC Men’s Basketball 2018-19 Season Highlights

Team (11-21, 6-10 WAC):

  • Roos surpassed their overall win and conference victory total compared to the previous 2017-18 season
  • Played in their sixth-straight WAC tournament, earning the No. 7 seed
  • With a 2-0 league mark, the Roos had their best conference start since the 2013-14 season
  • It was a ground-breaking season as the Blue and White played all of its conference home games at Swinney Center on the UMKC campus for the first time since the 2012-13 season. Historically, UMKC played home games at Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City, Mo
  • UMKC won back-to-back road games on Dec. 1 at Purdue Fort Wayne and Dec. 8 at South Dakota for the first time since the 2014-15 season when the Roos beat Utah Valley 66-59 in Orem on Jan. 31, 2015 and Chicago State 61-50 in Chicago on Feb. 14, 2015
  • One individual named to the All-WAC Defensive Team
  • One individual joined the 1,000-point scoring club
  • Team ranked in the Top 100 in following NCAA statistical categories:
    • No. 73 in steals per game (7.3)
    • No. 83 (tie) in total steals (233)

 

Individual:

  • Xavier Bishop
    • Became the 12th member of the UMKC 1,000-point scoring club. With 15 points against New Mexico State on Feb. 28, 2019, he added his name in the record books. Finished his season in 12th-place for career scoring with 1,047 points.
    • In UMKC Top 10 Season Records:
      • No. 4 (tie) in games started (31)
      • No. 6 in total assists (118, 3.8 avg)
      • No. 10 in free throw percentage (79.7%, 94 of 118)
    • In UMKC Top 20 Career Records:
      • No 8 in total assists (292, 3.0 avg)
      • No. 8 in field goals attempted (852)
      • No. 9 in double-figuring scoring games (50)
      • No. 10 in 3-point field goals attempted (375)
      • No. 12 in total points (1,047, 10.8 avg)
  • Aleer Leek
    • In UMKC Top 10 Career Records:
      • No. 2 (tie) in games played (118)
      • No. 9 in total blocked shots (54, 0.5 avg)
  • Brandon McKissic
    • Named to 2018-19 All-WAC Defensive Team. This is first-ever award for a UMKC player on the All-Defensive Team (since 2013-14).
  • Rob Whitfield
    • In UMKC Top 10 Season Records:
      • No. 3 (tie) in 3-point field goal percentage (41.8%, 84 of 201)
    • Ranked in the Top 100 in following NCAA statistical categories:
      • No. 28 in 3-point field goal percentage (41.8%, 84 of 201)
      • No. 92 in 3-point field goals made per game (2.63)
      • No. 98 (tie) in total 3-point field goals (84)

 

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