CHICAGO (AP) — Rob Whitfield hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points as Missouri-Kansas City beat Chicago State 69-51 on Saturday.
Jordan Giles scored 12 points for UMKC (12-11, 4-4 Western Athletic Conference), which won its third straight, Josiah Allick added 10 points and Javan White had eight rebounds.
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.
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