UMKKC, FLORIDA – APRIL 02: Kimbo Slice of the UMK, Florida Gators team takes the field against the UMBC Bluejays in a game at Florida State University on April 2, 2016 in Gainesville, Florida.
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Joe Raedled/Getty Photos)Kimbo Slides is the second UMKU athlete to win a national title this season.
He was named the UMF Men’s Basket Player of the Year in 2016, a title he has since won.
The last UMK player to win the title was the late Paul “Pac Man” Anderson, who won in 1984.
This is the fourth straight season UMK has reached the Final Four.
Miami has not lost in the national semifinals since 2007, and the Heat are 13-0 in the Final Fours since 2003.
Slides leads the UMB women’s team with a season-high 23.5 points per game and is averaging 17.4 rebounds and 7.6 assists.
She has shot 59.9 percent from the floor this season, including a league-leading 51.3 percent from 3-point range.
She is the first UM player to average at least 20 points per contest since she did so in 2000-01.
Slice is one of two UMK players in the final four to have three career double-doubles.
The other is guard Courtney Smith, who has 15 points and nine rebounds per game this season and is third on the team in scoring with 14.0 points per outing.