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Whitfield carries UMKC past Grand Canyon 87-75 in OT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Rob Whitfield scored 19 points as UMKC topped Grand Canyon 87-75 in overtime on Thursday night.

Brandon McKissic added 16 points for the Kangaroos, while Xavier Bishop chipped in 15.

Jamel Allen had 12 points for UMKC (9-16, 4-6 Western Athletic Conference).

Michael Finke scored a career-high 36 points plus nine rebounds and five assists for the Antelopes (14-10, 7-4). He connected on 16 of 22 field goal attempts and made all three of his foul shots. Alessandro Lever scored 20 points for the Lopes.

UMKC made eight 3-pointers in the first half and led 42-27 at the break.

UMKC had only four turnovers and Grand Canyon had 12, leading to a 14-6 points-off-turnovers advantage for the Kangaroos.

The Kangaroos were outrebounded 46-30 and Brandon Suggs was their leading rebounder, with five.

The Kangaroos evened the season series against the Antelopes with the win. Grand Canyon defeated UMKC 78-50 on Jan. 19.

UMKC plays Cal State Bakersfield at home on Saturday. Grand Canyon plays Chicago State on the road on Saturday.

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Steals 0 0
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home team logo UMKC 9-16 42291687
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home team logo UMKC 9-16 69.4 PPG 33.2 RPG 11.0 APG
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C. Johnson 14.3 PPG 4.1 RPG 1.6 APG 49.0 FG%
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X. Bishop 15.4 PPG 2.7 RPG 3.8 APG 42.7 FG%
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