Updated: Missouri-Kansas City (7-22) vs. Western Illinois (19-7)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Missouri-Kansas City 39 11 50 +14.0
  Western Illinois 21 32 53 -14.0
Thu, Feb 28 2013, 07:30 PM CST

Western Hall
Macomb, IL
Attendance: 2,191

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On Thursday, Missouri-Kansas City visits Western Hall to take on Western Illinois. Tipoff occurs at 8:30 p.m. EST. The Kangaroos lost to the Leathernecks 68-63 on Dec. 1 and are 4-5 against them over the last four years.

Western Illinois is in second place in the conference and Missouri-Kansas City is in seventh place.

The Kangaroos were defeated by Tennessee Tech 68-62 on Feb. 23 despite 16 points and 8 rebounds from Nelson Kirksey. In addition to his 7.4 points per game, he is also chipping in 3.4 rebounds per game. For the Leathernecks, Ceola Clark III finished with 10 points and 6 rebounds in the 60-54 loss to Cleveland State on Feb. 23. He averages 11.7 points per game in addition to a team-best 4.3 assists per game. Western Illinois ranks second in their conference in free throw rate at 41.5 percent, which also places them 40th in the country.

StatSmack! Missouri-Kansas City is better than Western Illinois
  • That must sting. Missouri-Kansas City has blown out Western Illinois by 20 points or more on eight occasions since 2000.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Missouri-Kansas City currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (960 to 945) than Western Illinois, per the NCAA.
  • Missouri-Kansas City has an average margin of victory of 12 over Western Illinois in 26 wins since 1989.
  • Estan Tyler is ranked 6th in the Summit League in three-pointers and 6th in the Summit League in assists.
UMKC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Estan Tyler 31 11 2 3 1 0 3
C Fred Chatmon 24 8 8 0 1 1 2
D+ Thomas Staton 24 10 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Nelson Kirksey 20 7 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Nate Rogers 23 7 2 2 1 0 3
D Trinity Hall 20 6 4 0 0 1 2
D Kirk Korver 21 6 3 1 1 0 1
D Brad Reid 13 4 3 0 0 1 1
D- Alton Tanner 14 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- Mason Wedel 10 1 1 1 0 0 0
D- A. Washington 14 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Caleb Johnson 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
F John Burke 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Trevor Franklin 8 2 0 0 0 0 0
WIU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Terell Parks 31 13 10 2 1 3 2
B- Ceola Clark III 35 12 3 4 2 0 2
C Adam Link 32 10 4 1 1 1 2
C Jack Houpt 33 7 4 1 0 0 1
C R. Roberts-Burnett 26 6 2 2 0 0 1
C- Don McAvoy III 25 7 3 2 1 0 2
D Jordan Foster 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
D M. Ochereobia 7 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Isaiah Duncan 4 1 1 0 1 0 0
D Jason Hawthorne 10 3 1 0 0 0 1
F Jamaal Walker 5 2 2 0 0 0 0

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2013-2014 Roster

#10 Jacobby Bledsoe Fr G 5-10 165
#32 Jordan Brown Fr G 5-10 170
#3 John Burke So G 6-3 205
#21 Fred Chatmon Sr F/C 6-9 230
#40 Trinity Hall Sr F 6-7 210
#12 Martez Harrison Fr G 5-11 185
#5 Reese Holliday Sr F 6-4 215
#31 Caleb Johnson Sr F/C 6-9 215
#1 Nelson Kirksey Sr G/F 6-3 195
#44 Kirk Korver Sr F/C 6-7 220
#54 Isaac Kreuer Fr F/C 6-10 245
#30 C. Levingston Simon Fr F 6-6 220
#35 J. Rivas Fr F 6-8 200
#22 Shayok Shayok Jr F 6-8 230
#2 A. Washington Sr G 6-0 165
#4 Mason Wedel So G 6-1 180
#13 F. Williams Jr. Jr G 6-6 175