Kansas City Roos men's basketball

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The Kansas City Roos men's basketball team represents the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri. The school currently plays in the Summit League after completing a seven-season tenure in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in July of 2020. The team has never played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The Roos are currently led by head coach Billy Donlon.

Kansas City Roos
2019–20 Kansas City Roos men's basketball team
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UniversityUniversity of Missouri–Kansas City
First season1954
Head coachBilly Donlon (1st season)
ConferenceSummit League
LocationKansas City, Missouri
ArenaSwinney Recreation Center
(Capacity: 1,600)
ColorsBlue 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 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.

Athletic brand namesEdit

  • Kansas City Kangaroos (1954–1963) — At the time, UMKC was known as the University of Kansas City (short form KCU).
  • UMKC Kangaroos (1963–2019) — KCU joined the University of Missouri system in 1963, adopting its current institutional name at that time.
  • Kansas City Roos (2019–present)



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

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

NAIA Tournament resultsEdit

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

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

Former Kangaroos in the NBAEdit


  1. ^ Kansas City Athletics Visual Identity Guide (PDF). July 1, 2019. Retrieved September 5, 2019.

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