In the final regular season game, the UMKC men’s basketball team lost to a 17-foot jumper with 0.2 seconds left on the play clock.
The last-chance shot caused the Roos to fall 53-51 to the Texas-Pan American Broncs.
“We allowed our shooting to determine our mood defensively,” Head Coach Kareem Richardson said. “We have been trying to fight that all year. We have to be desperate defensively and we weren’t tonight. As far as the shot, it was a heck of a play by a senior on senior night.”
Sophomore Martez Harrison scored with 16 points, and senior Reese Holliday finished with 15 points.
The Roos tied for second in the league. For the first time since the 2005-06 season, they finished with a winning record.
They will travel to Las Vegas this week for the WAC Tournament. The team’s first game is Thursday, March 12 against the No. 7 seed Texas-Pan American Broncs.