kcdcchef wrote:their greatest shot at capturing the city's heart was when whats his name, dumas, was playing? forgot the guys name, but they had a winning campaign that year and were considered legitimate contenders to win their conference that season.
I could be wrong, but I think the problem was they were not in a conference. They finished like 23-7, but didn't get even an invite to the NIT because they could not find any conference to take them in.
UMKC used to have a really good pipeline to Memphis back in the Lee Hunt days. That's where they got talent like Dumas (who had a decent NBA career). But they haven't been able to recruit like that in a long time.