Menzies finished with just eight points and six rebounds, snapping a streak of four games with a double-double.
A cold shooting night coupled with a hot first half for Kansas City sent the Seattle University men’s basketball team to a 74-67 defeat Thursday night at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.
The Redhawks fell to 16-9 overall and 5-3 in Western Athletic Conference play while the Roos moved to 7-19 overall and 2-7 in the WAC.
Seattle U shot the ball well early, starting 11 of 22 from the field. But the Roos went 10 for 10 from the free-throw line in the first half, while also hitting 5 of 9 from three. The Redhawks hit a cold spell late in the frame, going 0 for 11 to close out.
“Kansas City played a really solid game,” said SU coach Jim Hayford. “They neutralized our rebounding and had a good team defensive plan for Aaron Menzies.
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“For us to win games like this, we’re going to need some other guys to put the ball in the basket. We had some guys who had a really tough shooting night, but they have good character and will bounce back.”
Jordan Hill finished with a team-high 16 points before fouling out with 2:25 to play.
Morgan Means scored 14 points off the bench, including 10 in the second half. Josh Hearlihy chipped in 11 points and Matej Kavas had 10.
Menzies finished with eight points, six rebounds and three blocks, snapping a streak of four games with a double-double.