UMKC Kangaroos men's basketball

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UMKC Kangaroos
2016–17 UMKC Kangaroos men's basketball team
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University University of Missouri–Kansas City
First season 1954
Conference WAC
Location Kansas City, MO
Head coach Kareem Richardson (4th year)
Arena Municipal Auditorium
(Capacity: 7,316)
Nickname Kangaroos
Colors Blue and Gold[1]
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours

The UMKC Kangaroos men's basketball team represents the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri. The school's team currently competes in Western Athletic Conference. The team has never played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The Kangaroos are currently led by head coach Kareem Richardson.

The team returned to Municipal Auditorium for the 2013–14 school year after a brief stint of playing on campus at Swinney Recreation Center. The team made their first Division I postseason appearance in the 2017 College Basketball Invitational.



The Kangaroos appeared in one College Basketball Invitational (CBI). Their record is 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2017 First Round
Green Bay
W 92–82
L 61–72

NAIA Tournament results[edit]

The Kangaroos appeared in the 1977 NAIA Tournament. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1977 First Round Grand Valley State L 88–94

Former Kangaroos in the NBA[edit]


  1. ^ UMKC Standards Manual (PDF). Retrieved 2017-01-22.