Brown out as hoops coach at Missouri-Kansas City

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Missouri-Kansas City has fired basketball coach Matt Brown after six seasons and with the program poised to leave the Summit League for the Western Athletic Conference.

Brown was 64-122 with the ’Roos, including an 8-24 record this season. The longtime assistant to current Michigan coach John Beilein had just one winning season in Kansas City. He had one year left on his contract.

The Roos’ season ended Sunday with a 69-58 loss to North Dakota State in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D.

UMKC, which has been playing Division I basketball since 1987, has already announced plans to join the WAC next season. It has been a member of the Summit League since 1994.

The Roos have never qualified for the NCAA Tournament.

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