Missouri-Kansas City has already played Seton Hall and Ohio State this season. The school from the Summit League has played Louisville and Iowa State, too.
The `Roos weren't going to be intimidated by No. 25 Kansas State.
Fred Chatmon had nine points and 16 rebounds in a gritty performance, Thomas Staton finished with 13 points and the `Roos took the Wildcats down to the wire in a 52-44 loss Saturday night.
''We had a chance to beat a Top 25 team at their place,'' Kansas City coach Matt Brown said. ''I don't think they respected our team. I don't think they respected our program.''
They probably have plenty of respect for the `Roos now.
Rodney McGruder scored 17 points, Thomas Gipson had 13 points and six rebounds and the Wildcats (10-2) needed every bit of offense they provided.
Playing without guards Angel Rodriguez and Martavious Irving due to injuries, Kansas State shot just 32 percent from the field, went 2 of 10 from beyond the arc and was 16 of 31 from the foul line in ...