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Wichita State vs Drake

Wichita St. 75, Drake 63


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Nick Wiggins scored a season-high 18 points off the bench and Wichita State beat host Drake 75-63 on Wednesday night to match its best start in 59 years.

Malcolm Armstead added 14 for the Shockers, who are 13-1 for just the second time since starting with 16 wins in 17 tries in 1953-54. The 1982-83 team also started 13-1.

Wichita State broke things open with an 18-3 run at the outset of the second half in winning their second Missouri Valley Conference game in as many tries.

The Bulldogs got within 69-61 with 1:01 left, but Wichita State had little trouble running out the clock.

Freshmen Joey King and Micah Mason combined for 29 points for the Bulldogs (6-7, 0-2), who committed 19 turnovers in falling back below .500.

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Drake (6-7)323163

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Wichita State Shockers
C. Early, F134-60-021411
E. Orukpe, C295-60-060110
T. Cotton, G354-62-271010
M. Armstead, G335-130-154114
D. Williams, G313-113-61629
J. White170-60-05040
N. Wiggins176-82-221318
F. Van Vleet141-20-00103
C. Lufile110-20-01000
Totals 28-607-1134141575
Drake Bulldogs
B. Simons, F313-60-01138
J. Clarke, F210-10-05010
S. VanDeest, C242-44-44038
M. Mason, G315-90-042114
C. Hines, G274-110-02119
J. King237-101-360015
R. Carter161-51-22213
G. Ricks Jr.150-30-01110
D. Ugbede121-34-54036
Totals 23-5210-143371463
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-127-311
N. Iowa16-227-315
Illinois St.11-719-1176
Indiana St.11-715-15177
Missouri St.5-1311-19230
So. Illinois4-1411-20284
Other games
PROV 62 Final
LOU 80
NEB 44 Final
PENN 57 Final
BUT 70
DUKE 67 Final
DAV 50
RUT 53 Final
SYR 78
CREI 79 Final
ILL 61 Final
PUR 68
CSBK 57 Final