Boyd's late points help UMKC hold off South Dakota 84-82
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- LaVell Boyd hit back-to-back buckets late in the game - a layup and a 3-pointer - as UMKC held off South Dakota 84-82 on Wednesday night.
Boyd scored 19 points and had eight assists to lead the Kangaroos (6-2) while Isaiah Ross added 12 points and Broderick Robinson 10.
UMKC led 45-33 at halftime but saw its field goal percentage fall from 56 percent to 40 after halftime.
Matt Mooney scored a career-best 23 points for South Dakota (6-3) including a 3-pointer that pulled the Coyotes to within 82-81 with 28 seconds left. He missed a 3-pointer as time expired.
Mooney, who scored 17 after halftime, gave the Coyotes a 78-77 lead with a free throw at 2:12 remaining. It was South Dakota's only lead of the second half after trailing by as many as 13 in the period.
Boyd's layup with 1:20 left gave UMKC the lead for good.