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Shamet, Frankamp lead No. 5 Wichita St over Tulsa 72-69

TULSA, Okla. (AP) In a game reminiscent of many big matchups between former Missouri Valley Conference rivals now reunited, No. 5 Wichita State edged Tulsa 72-69 Saturday before a sellout crowd that was evenly divided between the schools.

Landry Shamet and backcourt mate Conner Frankamp each scored 16 points to help the Shockers hold on.

Wichita State (15-2, 5-0) remained unbeaten in its first season in the American Athletic Conference.

Shamet made the first of two free throws with 8 seconds left for a three-point edge, but missed the second.

The Shockers then fouled Sterling Taplin. He missed the front end of a one-and-one with 4.9 seconds left, Junior Etou rebounded and passed back to Taplin, whose 3-point try at the buzzer rimmed out.

Taplin scored 26 points. Corey Henderson missed a 3 with 10 seconds left that would have put Tulsa ahead by one.

''In the end, we just made one more play than they did,'' Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall said. ''It was one heck of a ballgame. I thought both teams really competed at a high level. It was a great atmosphere and obviously our fan base is really excited to be in the same league again as Tulsa.''

Markis McDuffie added 10 points and nine rebounds for Wichita State.

Henderson had 14 points and Etou had 12 points and seven rebounds for Tulsa (10-8, 3-3).

''I was really proud of our kids and their effort and intensity,'' said Tulsa coach Frank Haith, who was perturbed that the Shockers went to the free throw line 15 times, making 12, while Tulsa was just 3-for-5.

''We laid it on the line for the win. We're a team that shoots a lot of free throws, we scored 30 points in the paint and didn't get to the line,'' he said.

Three days after losing 104-71 at Houston, Tulsa jumped on the Shockers early and held a 30-20 lead, helped by a trio of 3-pointers by Taplin. Wichita State rallied with a 12-0 run and held Tulsa to one basket in the final 7:50 to take a 36-32 lead at the break.

The Shockers extended the lead to 45-34 early in the second half on a four-point play by Shamet before Tulsa broke out of its shooting funk with a trio of 3-pointers to pull within 45-43.

BIG PICTURE

Wichita State: The Shockers now have a 66-61 lead in the long-running series between the former Missouri Valley Conference rivals. The sellout crowd of 8,355 was fairly evenly divided between Tulsa and WSU fans who made the three-hour drive.

Tulsa: In its three-game conference losing streak, leading scorer Junior Etou has been held to 12, 2 and 12 points. The 6-foot-8 senior came in averaging 16.2.

SMART PLAY

Shamet went to the line for a one-and-one with 8 seconds left and Shockers leading by two. Marshall told his team that if he made both, to play it out, but if missed the second to foul in the backcourt rather than risk a tying 3-pointer.

Taplin still wound up with a chance to tie it on his final 3.

''It felt good,'' Taplin said. ''It just didn't go in. This game showed us that we can compete with anybody. They're the fifth-ranked team in the country and are definitely a great team.''

TURNING POINT

Tulsa showed resolve after a miserable outing at Houston.

''There was one of two ways they could have responded after that game,'' Marshall said. ''They chose to get up off the mat and fight and compete. I just think it shows a lot of character on their part. They were very resilient tonight. And the way they were shooting the ball early, they were on pace to score 100 points.''

UP NEXT

Wichita State: The Shockers return home Wednesday to play SMU.

Tulsa: Plays at Temple on Wednesday.

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Key Players
L. Shamet
11 G
S. Taplin
4 G
28.1 Min. Per Game 28.1
11.5 Pts. Per Game 11.5
3.8 Ast. Per Game 3.8
4.5 Reb. Per Game 4.5
54.3 Field Goal % 47.7
52.3 Three Point % 37.1
83.9 Free Throw % 68.0
  Defensive rebound by Wichita State 2.0
  Sterling Taplin missed 3-pt. jump shot 4.0
  Offensive rebound by Junior Etou 4.0
  Sterling Taplin missed free throw 4.0
  Personal foul on Zach Brown 5.0
  Defensive rebound by Martins Igbanu 8.0
  Landry Shamet missed 2nd of 2 free throws 8.0
+ 1 Landry Shamet made 1st of 2 free throws 8.0
  Personal foul on Sterling Taplin 8.0
  Defensive rebound by Rashard Kelly 11.0
  Corey Henderson Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot 13.0
Team Stats
Points 72 69
Field Goals 25-61 (41.0%) 27-59 (45.8%)
3-Pointers 10-29 (34.5%) 12-26 (46.2%)
Free Throws 12-15 (80.0%) 3-5 (60.0%)
Total Rebounds 42 30
Offensive 11 3
Defensive 25 24
Team 6 3
Assists 12 13
Steals 5 2
Blocks 6 1
Turnovers 11 9
Fouls 16 16
Technicals 0 0
16 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST
26 PTS, 7 AST
12T
away team logo 5 Wichita State 15-2 363672
home team logo Tulsa 10-8 323769
Team Stats
away team logo 5 Wichita State 15-2 84.2 PPG 45.2 RPG 19.2 APG
home team logo Tulsa 10-8 73.9 PPG 42.5 RPG 12.1 APG
Key Players
11
L. Shamet G 14.6 PPG 3.0 RPG 5.2 APG 49.6 FG%
4
S. Taplin G 12.3 PPG 3.9 RPG 4.4 APG 48.1 FG%
Top Scorers
L. Shamet G 16 PTS 3 REB 3 AST
S. Taplin G 26 PTS 0 REB 7 AST
41.0 FG% 45.8
34.5 3PT FG% 46.2
80.0 FT% 60.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
C. Frankamp 26 16 4 2 1 2 0 1 6/15 4/11 0/0 0 4
L. Shamet 37 16 3 3 1 0 3 0 5/12 4/9 2/3 0 3
S. Morris 18 6 1 2 1 2 1 2 2/4 0/0 2/2 0 1
R. Kelly 26 4 5 2 0 0 1 1 1/3 0/0 2/2 1 4
Z. Brown 13 3 2 1 0 0 1 4 1/2 1/2 0/0 1 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
C. Frankamp 26 16 4 2 1 2 0 1 6/15 4/11 0/0 0 4
L. Shamet 37 16 3 3 1 0 3 0 5/12 4/9 2/3 0 3
S. Morris 18 6 1 2 1 2 1 2 2/4 0/0 2/2 0 1
R. Kelly 26 4 5 2 0 0 1 1 1/3 0/0 2/2 1 4
Z. Brown 13 3 2 1 0 0 1 4 1/2 1/2 0/0 1 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. McDuffie 23 10 9 2 0 0 4 2 4/10 0/4 2/4 4 5
R. Nurger 22 8 6 0 1 0 0 3 3/7 0/1 2/2 3 3
D. Willis Jr. 14 6 6 0 0 1 1 2 2/5 0/0 2/2 2 4
A. Reaves 18 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 0
S. Haynes-Jones 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0
B. Barney - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Keyser - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Malone - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Bush - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Herrs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Midtgaard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 72 36 12 5 6 11 16 25/61 10/29 12/15 11 25
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
S. Taplin 30 26 0 7 0 1 1 4 10/17 6/10 0/2 0 0
C. Henderson Jr. 32 14 3 2 1 0 0 1 5/11 4/9 0/0 0 3
J. Etou 37 12 7 2 1 0 1 2 4/10 1/3 3/3 2 5
M. Igbanu 22 6 8 0 0 0 2 3 3/7 0/0 0/0 1 7
L. Korita 26 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
S. Taplin 30 26 0 7 0 1 1 4 10/17 6/10 0/2 0 0
C. Henderson Jr. 32 14 3 2 1 0 0 1 5/11 4/9 0/0 0 3
J. Etou 37 12 7 2 1 0 1 2 4/10 1/3 3/3 2 5
M. Igbanu 22 6 8 0 0 0 2 3 3/7 0/0 0/0 1 7
L. Korita 26 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 5
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
D. Jeffries 12 4 1 0 0 0 1 5 2/3 0/0 0/0 0 1
E. Joiner 11 3 1 1 0 0 3 1 1/3 1/2 0/0 0 1
C. Scott 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 0
J. Wheeler 14 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1/4 0/1 0/0 0 1
G. Artison 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 1
A. Foree - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 69 27 13 2 1 9 16 27/59 12/26 3/5 3 24