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UMKC Kangaroos (10-22)


Thu. 2/15 Thu. 2/22 Sat. 2/24 Sat. 3/3 Thu. 3/8
vs. ChiSt 
W 76-67
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@ UTRGV 
W 83-59
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@ NMSt 
L 58-82
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@ ChiSt 
L 82-96
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@ GraCan 
L 74-77
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Grand Canyon wins first post-season game, downs UMKC 77-74

LAS VEGAS (AP) Alessandro Lever scored 29 points and Damari Milstead sank two free throws with 21 seconds remaining as third-seeded Grand Canyon recovered from first-half jitters in the school's first trip to the post season and defeat No. 5 seed Missouri-Kansas City 77-74 in the Western Athletic Conference quarterfinals Thursday.

Grand Canyon (21-10) will face No. 2 seed Utah Valley (21-9) in a Friday semifinal.

The Antelopes trailed by as many as 16 in the first half of the school's first tournament appearance since joining Division I in 2013, but rallied and cut the gap to 42-40 by halftime. Keonta Vernon scored consecutive baskets to tie at 44-44 and the battle was on, with neither team able to get more than five points ahead.

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Leaders
Points: X. Bishop11.6
Rebounds: B. Robinson5.2
Assists: X. Bishop3.3
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: X. Bishop75.0%
3P%: I. Ross35.9%
Steals: B. Robinson1.4
Blocks: A. Leek1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia31-3
2 Villanova36-4
3 Xavier29-6
4 Kansas31-8
5 Michigan State30-5
6 Cincinnati31-5
7 Michigan33-8
8 Gonzaga32-5
9 Duke29-8
10 North Carolina26-11
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova36-4
2 Michigan33-8
3 Kansas31-8
4 Duke29-8
5 Virginia31-3
6 Texas Tech27-10
7 Loyola Chicago32-6
8 Xavier29-6
9 Purdue30-7
10 Gonzaga32-5
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Western Athletic Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
New Mexico State 12-2 28-6
Utah Valley 10-4 23-11
Grand Canyon 9-5 22-12
Seattle 8-6 20-14
UT Rio Grande Valley 6-8 15-18
Bakersfield 5-9 12-18
UMKC 5-9 10-22
Chicago State 1-13 3-29
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 70.3 (261)
Rebounds: 8.1 (312)
Assists: 11.1 (324)
FG%: 40.7% (333)
FT%: 71.1% (182)
3P%: 33.6% (250)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 76.5 (283)
Rebounds: 23.7 (286)
Assists: 13.7 (205)
FG%: 45.4% (260)
FT%: 70.2% (108)
3P%: 35.3% (209)
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