Scores

Final

UMKC 65

(11-21, 6-12 Summit)

IUPUI 69

(25-6, 15-3 Summit)

    9:30 PM ET, March 8, 2008

    1 2 T
    UMKC 31 3465
    IUPU 36 3369

    Top Performers

    Umkc: T. Blackwell 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    IUPUI: A. Montgomery 17 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast

    IUPUI 69, UMKC 65

    Associated Press

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Summit League player of the year George Hill scored the final four points of the game on free throws Saturday as IUPUI avoided UMKC's upset bid, winning 69-65 in a Summit League tournament quarterfinal.

    Hill scored 16 points, five under his season average, while senior guard Austin Montgomery led the Jaguarswith 17 points.

    Second-seeded IUPUI (25-6) advanced to Monday's semifinal, in which the Jaguars will play the winner of Sunday's game between Oakland (Mich.) and Western Illinois.

    Senior guard Tim Blackwell led Missouri-Kansas City (11-21) with 19 points and Dane Brumagin added 16 for the Kangaroos.

    The Kangaroos flirted with an upset all night. Trailing 36-31 at the half, UMKC rallied to within three twice and tied the game at 62-62 with 2:30 left on a layup by Brumagin.

    The teams then traded 3-pointers before Hill sealed the win with his four free throws, the last two coming with 2.8 seconds left.

    IUPUI outscored UMKC from the free throw line 21-8. IUPUI hit 84 percent (21-25) of its free throws compared to UMKC's 47.1 percent (8-17).

    The Jaguars led most of the first half, but a 12-0 run by UMKC put the Kangaroos ahead 24-18 with just over 6 minutes to play. IUPUI then outscored UMKC 18-7 the rest of the half and led 36-31 at the break.

    UMKC limited Hill to four first-half points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UMKC
    IUPU
    Points 65 69
    FG Made-Attempted 24-59 (.407) 22-49 (.449)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-25 (.360) 4-13 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-17 (.471) 21-25 (.840)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 12

    2007-08 Season

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