UMKC vs Western Illinois

W. Illinois 53, UMKC 50


MACOMB, Ill. (AP) - Michael Ochereobia scored 14 points and Western Illinois stayed in contention for a share of the Summit League title by rallying past UMKC 53-50 on Thursday night.

Ceola Clark added 13 points and six assists for the Leathernecks (20-7, 12-3), who can tie South Dakota State atop the conference by beating South Dakota on Saturday. SDSU finished its regular season Thursday with a win over Nebraska-Omaha.

UMKC opened the game on a 22-5 run and led by as many as 18 in the first half, but Western Illinois came all the way back, taking their first lead, 50-48, on Ochereobia's three-point play with 3:47 left. UMKC's Kirk Korver made a jumper before Clark hit two free throws for the final margin.

The Kangaroos (7-23, 4-11) lost their fourth straight. Estan Tyler scored 17 points, but he also had nine turnovers and missed a game-tying 3-pointer in the closing seconds.

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UMKC Kangaroos
F. Chatmon, F313-50-04026
K. Korver, F202-40-02045
E. Tyler, G376-112-221117
M. Wedel, G351-30-05432
N. Kirksey, G282-52-22116
T. Staton202-54-411010
T. Hall180-10-02120
A. Washington62-20-01134
B. Reid50-00-01010
Totals 18-368-82291750
Western Illinois Leathernecks
A. Link, F404-50-06128
J. Houpt, F383-90-16039
M. Ochereobia, C185-54-610214
C. Clark III, G403-85-716013
J. Foster, G212-40-00215
R. Roberts-Burnett272-60-13114
D. McAvoy III160-30-00110
Totals 19-409-1520111053
Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.4-017-272
Grand Canyon2-112-7180
Utah Valley1-28-9222
UT-Rio Grande Valley1-39-12280
Chicago St.1-36-15250

Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
No. Dak. St.5-113-694
South Dakota4-313-9151
Western Ill.3-36-11314
Oral Roberts2-46-14245
S. Dak. St.1-58-13276
Other games
OHST 63 Final
NW 53
UTST 61 Final
LT 84
DUKE 68 Final
UVA 73
GONZ 70 Final
BYU 65
ORST 75 Final
ORE 85