Missouri State vs Wichita State

Wichita St. 79, Missouri St. 50

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Cleanthony Early scored 16 points and Wichita State snapped a three-game losing streak, defeating Missouri State 79-50 Saturday night.

Wichita State has reached the 20-win mark for a school-best fourth consecutive season.

The Shockers (20-5, 9-4 Missouri Valley) hadn't lost three in a row in four years. Two weeks ago, they were ranked No. 15 in The Associated Press poll.

Nick Wiggins scored 11 points and Malcolm Armstead and Tekele Cotton scored 10 apiece for Wichita State, which took control late in the first half. The Shockers opened up a double-figure lead and kept it the rest of the way.

Wichita State outrebounded Missouri State 47-22, with Ehimen Orukpe leading the winners with 10 rebounds while Early grabbed eight boards.

Marcus Marshall led the Bears (7-18, 5-8) with 19 points.

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Missouri State Bears
G. Thurman, F311-92-21214
K. Pickens, F141-30-03042
M. Marshall, G386-104-410119
D. Williams, G362-81-23435
A. Downing, G202-74-41229
C. Kirk181-20-02012
B. Marshall142-30-00025
N. Scheer131-60-02043
M. Simpson120-30-02010
D. Wilson40-01-22001
Totals 16-5112-142281950
 31.4%85.7% 
Wichita State Shockers
C. Hall, F214-91-45129
E. Orukpe, C182-50-210124
D. Williams, G292-50-03235
T. Cotton, G253-52-234110
M. Armstead, G234-50-035110
F. Van Vleet243-91-24308
C. Early235-85-680316
N. Wiggins163-93-441111
C. Lufile150-10-02200
J. White63-30-02036
Totals 29-5912-2047191679
 49.2%60% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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N. Iowa11-723-1370
Indiana St.8-1015-17171
Missouri St.8-1013-19235
Loyola-Chi.7-1115-17239
Bradley3-155-27306
Drake2-167-24325
 
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