Mastodons thumped at home

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – John Konchar finished with 17 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists but Purdue Fort Wayne fell to UMKC 90-73 on Saturday at the Memorial Coliseum.

For Konchar, it was his second consecutive double-double to bring his career total to 38. The senior tied a career high with nine free throws. He had only one turnover.

It wouldn’t be enough as the Kangaroos forced 17 Mastodon turnovers but only committed three. Six Roos finished in double-digits including Rob Whitfield with a game-high 23. The Roos led 36-31 at the break despite making just one of their final 10 attempts from the floor in the first half. UMKC led the rest of the way thanks to making nine 3-pointers in the second half.

Kason Harrell had a team-high 21 points to bring his career total to 997. He also had two blocks to move his career total to 50. Dylan Carl tied a career high with 14 points. Jarred Godfrey totaled 10 points.

The game was part of the WAC/Summit League Challenge.

Purdue Fort Wayne falls to 5-5. UMKC is now 2-7

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