Whitfield’s 21 carries UMKC over Chicago St. 69-51
CHICAGO (AP) — Rob Whitfield hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points as Missouri-Kansas City beat Chicago State 69-51 on Saturday.
The Kangaroos scored the first 15 points of the game, shot 57% in the first half when they made 8 of 12 3-pointers, and led 41-24. They finished 8 of 15 from distance and shot 46%.
Solomon Hunt had 14 points for the Cougars (4-19, 0-8), whose losing streak reached 13 games. Andrew Lewis added 13 points.
UMKC hit five of its first six shots, including all three 3-pointers before the Cougars had a pair of free throws at 4:18 into the game. The ‘Roos made a layup and a fourth 3-pointer before Xavier Johnson ended the 0 for 6, 4 turnover drought with a jumper at 14:12.