Whitfield carries UMKC over ECU men's basketball, 74-68

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NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Rob Whitfield had a career-high 29 points as Missouri-Kansas City topped East Carolina 74-68 in the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase on Saturday night.

Whitfield shot 7 for 12 from behind the arc.

Javan White had 18 points to go with 11 rebounds for UMKC (4-3). Josiah Allick added 10 points.

Brandon Suggs had 14 points for the Pirates (2-4). Jayden Gardner and J.J. Miles added 13 points apiece.

The Pirates will play in the third place game against Rice on Sunday at 5 p.m.