Wichita State vs Missouri State

Wichita St. 74, Missouri St. 67

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Garrett Stutz notched his seventh double-double of the season to pace Wichita State to a 74-67 victory over Missouri State on Wednesday night.

Stutz had 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Shockers (19-4, 10-2 Missouri Valley), who have won nine of 10. Ben Smith sank five 3-pointers and had 21 points, while Toure Murry and Joe Ragland scored 10 apiece.

Kyle Weems led the Bears (13-11, 6-6) with 21 points, including five 3-pointers. Jarmar Gulley added 14 points, Anthony Downing 13 and Keith Pickens 12.

Wichita State trailed 36-34 at the break but opened the second half with a 12-3 run for a 46-39 advantage with 15:10 left.

The Shockers pushed the gap to 60-48, but the Bears trimmed it to 68-65 on Downing's jumper with 2:01 to go.

However, Wichita State converted six straight free throws in the final 46 seconds.

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Wichita State (19-4) «344074
Missouri State (13-11)363167

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Wichita State Shockers
B. Smith, F357-132-242121
G. Stutz, C3310-144-5111325
D. Williams, G330-20-01520
T. Murry, G303-114-442310
J. Ragland, G234-60-024210
C. Hall243-50-16236
D. Kyles150-40-02000
J. White30-02-20002
T. Cotton20-00-00000
E. Orukpe20-00-00000
Totals 27-5512-1431161474
 49.1%85.7% 
Missouri State Bears
K. Weems, F357-152-343321
J. Gulley, F306-92-463414
C. Kirk, F162-50-02124
A. Downing, G354-103-321313
M. Bizoukas, G331-50-04602
K. Pickens265-72-242212
I. Rhine140-10-01010
N. Scheer60-00-01000
C. Copeland50-41-21001
Totals 25-5610-1427161567
 44.6%71.4% 
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Illinois St.11-722-1362
Indiana St.11-715-16190
Evansville9-924-12119
Loyola-Chi.8-1024-13123
Drake6-129-22269
Missouri St.5-1311-20247
So. Illinois4-1412-21278
Bradley3-159-24288
 
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