CHICAGO -- Jordan Giles had 17 points and nine rebounds as UMKC romped past Chicago State 76-61 on Saturday as the Cougars lost their 20th straight game.
Xavier Bishop added 16 points while dishing out six assists and Rob Whitfield added 13 for UMKC (11-20, 6-10 Western Athletic Conference), which had dropped four in-a-row before rolling over the Cougars.
Both teams will play in the WAC tournament which begins Thursday in Las Vegas. The top eight teams in the nine-team league advance to the tourney. Chicago State (3-28, 0-16) gains the final seed as California Baptist is not eligible as a first-year WAC member.
Ranked for 1st time this season, No. 25 Creighton visits Georgetown
Creighton will have a bit more cargo when it travels to Georgetown for a Big East Conference game Wednesday, bringing along a national ranking.
No. 16 Wichita State steamrolling toward trip to Temple
No. 16 Wichita State will bring a nine-game winning streak, capped by its two best victories of the season, into an American Athletic Conference game on Wednesday against a Temple team looking to jump-start its offense.
No. 9 Florida State aims for another win over Virginia
When Florida State upset top-seeded Virginia in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals last March, Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton talked about the level of respect his program receives.