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, 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

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