Men’s basketball exacts revenge against South Dakota State

Bradley Krzysztow

Photo courtesy UMKC athletics
The Roos take on South Dakota State.

The Roos exacted some revenge against South Dakota State last Thursday night, defeating the Jackrabbits 63-58 in Brookings, S.D. The Roos only loss at home this season came at the hands of the Jackrabbits, when they lost 91-71 Dec. 30.

Senior Spencer Johnson had a spectacular game, scoring 15 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. He tied UMKC’s school rebounding record of 639.

The Roos came from behind to win this game. They were down 33-25 at halftime, and had an uphill battle ahead of them going into the locker room.

But they finished the game strong, overtaking the Jackrabbits in the second half. Bakari Lewis scored a team-high of 17 points, and Max Rockmann hit seven out of his eight free throw attempts.

The Roos outscored the Jackrabbits 38-25 in the second half, and with that, pushed their overall record to 13-8, 6-4 in the Summit League.

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