Scores

Final

UMKC 80

(4-9, 1-0 WAC)

Idaho 74

(6-9, 0-1 WAC)

10:00 PM ET, January 2, 2014

Cowan Spectrum at the Kibbie Dome, Moscow, Idaho

1 2 T
UMKC 40 4080
IDHO 32 4274

Top Performers

UMKC: N. Kirksey 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

Idaho: S. Madison 20 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

UMKC narrowly gets by Idaho 80-74

Associated Press

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Nelson Kirksey scored 20 points and UMKC hung on to beat Idaho 80-74 in a Western Athletic Conference nail-biting opener and first ever meeting for both schools on Thursday night.

UMKC, (4-9, 1-0 WAC), playing in their first WAC season, led the Vandals 40-32 at intermission but forfeited the lead to Idaho on a Glen Dean Layup with 12:11 remaining making it 58-56.

The game stayed close with several lead changes down the stretch before UMKC went up 72-69 after Stephen Madison missed two free throws for Idaho (6-9, 0-1 WAC) and the Kangaroos' Caleb Johnson dunked the ball with 2:02 remaining. It was all the spread UMKC need as the Kangaroos held on over the final seconds to pull out a six point victory.

Madison led Vandal scorers with 20 points who as a team shot 48 percent from the field.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UMKC
IDHO
Points 80 74
FG Made-Attempted 29-65 (.446) 26-55 (.473)
3P Made-Attempted 7-25 (.280) 6-19 (.316)
FT Made-Attempted 15-22 (.682) 16-24 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 22 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 2, 2014 UMKC 80, @IDHO 74Recap
Mar 8, 2014 IDHO 87, @UMKC 80Recap
Mar 13, 2014 IDHO 73, @UMKC 70Recap