Idaho State edges out UMKC -

Idaho State edges out UMKC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Broderick Gilchrest's short jumper in the lane with 22 seconds left gave Idaho State the go-ahead score in a 68-65 victory over Missouri-Kansas City on Saturday night.

The Bengals (2-4) had three players in double figures with Amorrow Morgan scoring 16, Demetrius Monroe adding 15 and Donnie Carson coming off the bench to score 10.

The Kangaroos (3-2) led 64-60 with about four minutes left, but Idaho State tied the game with four-consecutive points after that. Monroe connected on two free throws at the 3:55 mark and Gilchrest hit a lay-in to tie it at the 2:46 mark.

Bakari Lewis was fouled by Gilchrest with 1:33 left, but he just made one of two free throws for the final point for the Kangaroos.

UMKC had three players score double figures, paced by Jay Couisnard with 16. Lewis added 13 and Spencer Johnson 11.

After Gilchrest's jumper made it 66-65, the Kangaroos missed their next try and Monroe pulled down the rebound. He was fouled with nine seconds left and made both free throws for the final margin.

UMKC led 36-33 at halftime and had an 60-53 advantage with 7:54 remaining.

The Kangaroos were six of 10 from 3-point range in the first half, but just one of six in the second.

The Bengals dominated the boards 29-19, led by Monroe with 10. He had four offensive rebounds. LaTreze Mushatt paced UMKC with seven.

Couisnard and Trey McKinney Jones had five assists each for UMKC.

Idaho State was 28 of 47 from the floor for 60 percent, while the Kangaroos were 27 of 55 for 49 percent.

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