North Carolina Central vs Wichita State

Wichita St. 71, NC Central 57

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Carl Hall notched a double-double for Wichita State on Saturday, scoring 17 points and pulling 13 rebounds in a 71-57 victory over North Carolina Central in the season opener for both squads.

Ron Baker, a red-shirt freshman from Scott City, Kan., led the Shockers with 18 points including a 4 for 7 effort from behind the arc. Cleanthony Early scored 10 points and had five rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench.

After Stanton Kidd hit a jump shot with 10:44 remaining in the first half to bring North Carolina Central within a point at 12-11, Wichita State answered back with a 24-7 run to take a 36-18 lead at half time.

Wichita State's biggest lead came at 18:55 in the second half when Hall hit two free throws to put his team up 40-18 but North Carolina Central didn't go away, outscoring the Shockers 39-31 the rest of the way.

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North Carolina Central Eagles
S. Kidd, F408-164-790422
J. Copeland, Jr., F181-22-42054
R. Willis, G404-120-144310
E. Chapman, G220-20-04400
E. Anyaorah, G201-40-01132
J. Ingram366-153-321416
D. Ferguson190-30-03200
A. Houston41-11-10003
A. Galaya10-10-00000
Totals 21-5610-1630121957
 37.5%62.5% 
Wichita State Shockers
C. Hall, F284-109-11131217
E. Orukpe, C162-52-47036
M. Armstead, G271-50-02622
R. Baker, G245-84-440018
E. Wessel, G222-30-01305
C. Early225-90-051110
T. Cotton152-40-11115
F. Van Vleet131-30-04312
D. Williams121-50-00302
J. White92-40-02014
C. Lufile60-00-03020
N. Wiggins60-00-21010
Totals 25-5615-2245181471
 44.6%68.2% 
MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central13-122-6193
Norfolk St.12-315-14254
Morgan St.10-413-14314
Hampton9-512-15308
Savannah St.8-611-16317
Md.-E. Shore8-611-18294
Coppin St.7-78-21329
S.C. State7-810-18281
Delaware St.6-99-21330
Florida A&M5-107-21349
Beth.-Cook.4-107-21347
Howard4-107-22340
N.C. A&T0-142-27351

Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-127-440
Illinois St.17-125-533
So. Illinois9-916-15151
N. Iowa9-914-15147
Loyola-Chi.8-1018-13166
Missouri St.7-1116-15216
Bradley7-1112-19221
Evansville6-1215-16188
Indiana St.5-1311-19222
Drake5-137-23306
 
Other games
EVAN 49 Final
ND 58
SIUE 69 Final
MIZZ 83