UMKC takes control to beat Purdue Fort Wayne 90-73
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Rob Whitfield scored 23 points, distributed six assists with four rebounds and three steals and UMKC erupted after halftime for a 90-73 win against Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday.
The Kangaroos (2-7) have won both their games when scoring 90 or more. UMKC has won two of three after dropping six straight to start the season.
UMKC led 36-32 at halftime before scoring 54 second-half points. Matt Holba’s layup brought the Mastodons (5-5) within 52-48 with 13:49 left. Brandon McKissic followed with a layup and that started a 12-0 run in which Jamel Allen scored half the points. Purdue Fort Wayne never got closer than 12 points the rest of the way.