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Freshman guard, Elauni Bennett celebrates.

Roos Women’s Basketball: A Season of Grit, Travel Woes, and Growth

Clayton Erhard, Staff Writer
April 9, 2024

There is little down time for a college basketball coaching staff with new transfer rules and name, image and likeness deals changing college athletics.   Before getting the ball fully rolling on recruiting and next season, Coach Jackson-Durrett took time to reflect on this...

Sophomore Guard Alayna Contreras celebrates with teammates.

Opinion: The Real Story of the Women’s Basketball Season

Zach Gunter, Sports Editor
April 3, 2024

  Free throws are a part of any basketball game. But what happens when the disparity between teams is unbelievably large?   That question was answered this season with Kansas City’s women’s basketball team.    During the season, the Roos averaged 17.3 free throw...

Junior guard/forward Jamar Brown takes a layup.

Kansas City Men’s Basketball Looks Ahead to Next Season

Zach Gunter, Sports Editor
April 3, 2024

 After finishing the conference season 10-6 and second seed in the conference tournament, many had high expectations for the Kansas City men’s basketball team.   However, when the time came for the team to show up, it didn’t.   In the do-or-die situation of the...

Both mens and womens basketball players received recognition in the Summit League for their performances.

Kansas City reels in Summit League Awards in Historic Fashion

Cristian Martinez, Staff Writer
March 19, 2024

  The Kansas City Roos earned nine Summit League Awards, including the first Coach of the Year win in 19 years.    Men’s basketball head coach Marvin Menzies’ impressive second season in Kansas City earned him the historic win as Coach of the Year. It’s the first...

The Roos huddle before the game.

Denver Snaps Roos’ Six-Game Win Streak in Quarterfinal Fight

Zach Gunter, Sports Editor
March 10, 2024

  A phenomenal regular season ends in disappointment as the Roos fall to the Denver Pioneers by 1 point, 61-60.   A three-point shot made by senior guard Isaiah Addo-Ankrah with 5.9 seconds left would seal the game for the Pioneers.    In the final seconds, graduate...

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