Idaho State’s Brock Mackenzie and Miguel Tomley gave Kansas City all it could handle Tuesday night.
The duo combined to score 49 points in a 75-65 win over KC (3-7). The loss is the Roos’ third straight and seventh overall on the season.
RayQuawndis Mitchell tallied a team-high 18 points for Kansas City in the defeat, bouncing back from his last outing in which he scored only five points. Shemarri Allen made all 11 of his free throw attempts and contributed 17 points off the bench.
KC shot 38.6% from the field and struggled from behind the arc, making 2 out of 23 3-point attempts.
Idaho State connected on 58% of its 3-pointers, and Tomley’s 25 points paired with Mackenzie’s 24 were too much. Mackenzie made all seven of his three-point attempts.
KC Roos women’s basketball wins in overtime
For the second time in four days, the KC Roos women’s basketball team went to overtime. The Roos pulled out a 71-68 victory over Bradley on Tuesday afternoon to improve to 3-4 on the year.
Sanaa’ St. Andre scored 22 points and E’Lease Stafford had 20. St. Andre also had five steals, while Stafford added seven rebounds and four blocks.
Jocelyn Ewell came just short of a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds. Three of her rebounds came on the offensive end. In all, the Roos collected 17 offensive rebounds and won the rebounding battle 38-28 (17-8 on the offensive glass).
Kansas City next takes on Grand Canyon on the road at 3 p.m. on Saturday.