Whitfield has 19 to lead UMKC to 80-67 win over McNeese
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Rob Whitfield nailed 5 of 8 from distance to total 19 points and lead UMKC to an 80-67 win over McNeese on Saturday night.
UMKC (4-8), which started the season 0-6, has won three of its last four and four of its last six games.
Whitfield and Bishop nailed back-to-back 3-pointers and Jamel Allen added two dunks as part of a 15-4 run to give UMBC a 25-19 lead with 8:03 left in the first half.
McNeese's Kevin Hunt drained a 3-pointer and Jarren Greenwood hit a jump shot to tie 29-29 with 2:57 left. Bishop hit a last-second jumper to take a 31-29 lead into halftime.
A Roydell Brown layup gave McNeese a 44-41 lead with 14:20 remaining in the game before Marvin Nesbitt Jr. drove for a layup to start the Kangaroos on a 14-0 run to lead 55-44 midway of the second half. McNeese closed to 64-60 following a James Harvey layup with 4:39 left but could not retake the lead.
Shamarkus Kennedy had 14 points for McNeese (3-7).
Updated December 15, 2018