Harrison has 25, 17 in 2nd half, Missouri-Kansas City gets by South Dakota State 64-57

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KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Martez Harrison scored 25 points, 17 in the second half, and dished out six assists as Missouri-Kansas City slipped by South Dakota State 64-57 on Saturday.

UMKC (4-2) trailed most of the first half but grabbed the lead in the second and held on to give the Jackrabbits (6-1) their first loss this season.

UMKC was trailing 32-31 at the break but Harrison nailed consecutive treys to start the second half to take a 37-32 lead and the Kangaroos never trailed again.

South Dakota State's Jake Bittle, who finished with 10 points, made four-straight free throws and Deondre Parks sliced in for a layup to tie at 57 with 1:02 remaining. Harrison made seven free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

George Marshall led the Jackrabbits with 14 points. Bittle had seven rebounds and five assists.

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