KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Josiah Allick scored 24 points in the first game and 20 in the in second as UMKC swept Kansas Christian in a rare basketball doubleheader on Saturday, by scores of 98-42 and 95-36.
“I haven’t (played twice in one day) since high school,” Allick said. “Back in AAU days it was definitely the norm, but never thought it was going to happen in my college career. It was a fun experience.”
The odd scheduling was a result of UMKC (4-4) losing two games during the week to COVID-19 concerns. Kansas Christian, which plays in the NCCAA, agreed to the last-minute doubleheader.
The games were thought to be the first doubleheader in modern Division I history, according to UMKC. The teams took a break of several hours between games.