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Drake vs Wichita State

Wichita St. 71, Drake 56


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Fred VanVleet scored 17 points off the bench, Carl Hall added 14 points and 10 rebounds and Wichita State took sole possession of first place in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 71-56 victory against Drake on Wednesday night.

Malcolm Armstead had 12 points and Cleanthony Early 11 for the Shockers (21-5, 10-4), who moved a game in front of Creighton and Indiana State in the MVC standings.

Ben Simons scored 15 points and Richard Carter 11 for the Bulldogs (11-14, 5-9), who were outrebounded 45-29.

Drake fought back from a double-digit halftime deficit to trail 55-47 with 6:01 remaining, but Armstead drilled a 3-pointer, Tekele Cotton hit a jumper and VanVleet converted a three-point play to double the margin. The Bulldogs got no closer than 14 points the rest of the way.

Wichita State took a 30-16 lead into the break after outscoring Drake 18-2 in the last 9:37 of the first half.

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College basketball expert picks: 3/5
Drake Bulldogs
J. Clarke, F353-83-480410
B. Simons, F315-112-220315
S. VanDeest, C221-50-26052
R. Carter, G331-49-1026211
C. Hines, G272-60-00016
J. King172-80-02046
K. Babineaux153-50-02116
G. Ricks Jr.110-10-02110
J. Jeffers50-10-00000
M. Mason40-00-00110
Totals 17-4914-182992256
Wichita State Shockers
C. Hall, F294-96-8101414
E. Orukpe, C150-21-21031
T. Cotton, G243-40-26148
M. Armstead, G224-70-032312
D. Williams, G70-10-00100
F. Van Vleet355-105-659217
C. Early273-114-550011
N. Wiggins212-90-06024
C. Lufile202-30-15104
Totals 23-5616-2445151871
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-127-311
N. Iowa16-227-315
Illinois St.11-719-1177
Indiana St.11-715-15176
Missouri St.5-1311-20240
So. Illinois4-1412-20278
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CHAR 71 Final
BUT 67
NEB 47 Final
IND 76
DEP 78 Final
ND 82
SYR 58 Final
UM 74 Final
FSU 68
OKST 91 Final
TTU 67
UCF 71 Final
UNC 68 Final
NMEX 54 Final
SDSU 60 Final
CSU 66
ORE 65 Final