Scores

Final

IUPUI 77

(10-3, 2-0 Summit)

UMKC 72

(5-10, 0-3 Summit)

    8:05 PM ET, January 3, 2008

    Municipal Auditorium (MO), Kansas City, Missouri

    1 2 T
    IUPU 38 3977
    UMKC 32 4072

    Top Performers

    IUPUI: G. Hill 34 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    UMKC: B. Stephens 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast

    IUPUI 77, UMKC 72

    Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- George Hill scored a career-high 34 points Thursday as IUPUI held off Missouri-Kansas City for a 77-72 Summit League victory.

    UMKC was ahead 72-69 when Hill made a driving layup with 47 seconds left to pull the Jaguars within one. Then he hit two free throws with 35 seconds remaining to give the Jaguars a 73-72 lead that they would not relinquish.

    IUPUI (10-3, 2-0 Summit) has won nine of its past 10 and is off to its best start since joining the NCAA Division I ranks in 1998. UMKC (5-10, 0-3) was led by reserve Brent Stephens with 16 points. Reggie Hamilton was the only other Kangaroo in double figures with 10.

    UMKC trailed most of the game and did not take the lead until a basket by Hamilton put the Kangaroos up 63-62 with 5:02 left.

    IUPUI, which entered the game leading the nation in free throw percentage at 80.5 percent, made all six of its free throws in the final minute. Gary Patterson, who hit four free throws in the final 18 seconds, finished with 19 points, and Austin Montgomery added 15.

    Hill had 19 points by halftime and the Jaguars led 38-32.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IUPU
    UMKC
    Points 77 72
    FG Made-Attempted 24-48 (.500) 24-57 (.421)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-17 (.588) 10-23 (.435)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-26 (.731) 14-18 (.778)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 1

    2007-08 Season

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