Scores

Final

UMKC 50

(7-23, 4-11 Summit)

W Illinois 53

(20-7, 12-3 Summit)

    8:30 PM ET, February 28, 2013

    Western Hall, Macomb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    UMKC 39 1150
    WIU 21 3253

    Top Performers

    UMKC: E. Tyler 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

    Western Illinois: C. Clark III 13 Pts, 1 Reb, 6 Ast, 4 Stl

    W. Illinois 53, UMKC 50

    Associated Press

    MACOMB, Ill. -- Michael Ochereobia scored 14 points and Western Illinois stayed in contention for a share of the Summit League title by rallying past UMKC 53-50 on Thursday night.

    Ceola Clark added 13 points and six assists for the Leathernecks (20-7, 12-3), who can tie South Dakota State atop the conference by beating South Dakota on Saturday. SDSU finished its regular season Thursday with a win over Nebraska-Omaha.

    UMKC opened the game on a 22-5 run and led by as many as 18 in the first half, but Western Illinois came all the way back, taking their first lead, 50-48, on Ochereobia's three-point play with 3:47 left. UMKC's Kirk Korver made a jumper before Clark hit two free throws for the final margin.

    The Kangaroos (7-23, 4-11) lost their fourth straight. Estan Tyler scored 17 points, but he also had nine turnovers and missed a game-tying 3-pointer in the closing seconds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UMKC
    WIU
    Points 50 53
    FG Made-Attempted 18-36 (.500) 19-40 (.475)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-8 (1.000) 9-15 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 3

    2012-13 Season

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