UMKC halts 3-game slide, rallies past Seattle, 63-54

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Xavier Bishop scored 22 points and UMKC snapped a three-game losing streak with a 63-54 win over Seattle in a Western Athletic Conference battle on Saturday night.

The Kangaroos now have won all six meetings with Seattle in Kansas City.

The Redhawks trailed by two at intermission but surged to the lead in the second half. Terrell Brown’s jumper with 7:32 to go put Seattle in front 47-37. Rob Whitfield’s jumper with 4:03 left put UMKC in front, 50-49, and Bishop scored six straight points as the Kangaroos surged to a 60-51 lead with under two minutes to go.

Both teams were 21 of 50 from the field, but UMKC (8-13, 3-3) converted 14 of 19 from the line while Seattle (13-9, 1-6) was 7 of 14.

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Brown finished with 22 points and Myles Carter added 14 points and grabbed eight boards for Seattle.

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