UMKC 58, N. Dakota St. 56

LaTreze Mushatt scored 17 points, including the go-ahead basket

in the final minutes, to carry UMKC to a 58-56 win over North

Dakota State on Thursday night.

Mushatt dominated the second half with 11 points, which included

the layup with 1:18 to go that put the Kangaroos (10-12, 4-7

Summit) on top for good and helped them snap a three-game

slide.

Jay Couisnard grabbed a double-double for the Kangaroos by

scoring 18 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. Spencer Johnson

helped by snagging 10 rebounds.

Both teams kept the game close with the Kangaroos never leading

by more than five points and the Bison (8-14, 5-7) never by more

than three. The game saw the lead change hands 14 times and the

score tied 10 times.

The Bison’s Michael Tveidt led the game in scoring with 20

points. He was the only North Dakota State player to score double

digits.