Quinton Day lit up the scoreboard with 26 points for UMKC, but it wasn’t enough for the ‘Roos, who lost to Oral Roberts 74-56. While Day’s point total was impressive, his overall shooting wasn’t that much better than the rest of the teams’, as UMKC’s winning streak stopped at four games.
Day was 8-of-26 from the field, which translated to a 30 percent shooting performance. UMKC, as a team, made 29.4 percent of its shots. Other than Day, no one scored more than eight points for UMKC.
In the first half, UMKC made just 8-of-34 shots and trailed 28-19 at half time. In the second half, Oral Roberts steadily added their lead and were up by as many as 22 points.
Perhaps the most glaring disparity in the game came on the glass, where Oral Roberts out-rebounded UMKC 50-29. Larry Owens and Mickey Michalec had 13 and 11 rebounds, respectively. Caleb Green led ORU in scoring with 15.
The ‘Roos dropped to 9-11 on the season and 6-4 in the Mid-Continent Conference, while ORU improved to 12-9 and 7-2.