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Wichita State hangs on for 76-73 win over Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Wichita State's Daishon Smith went up, then went up some more before uncorking a powerful dunk that gave the Shockers momentum against Oklahoma.

The 6-foot-1 Smith's jam over 6-7 Kristian Doolittle gave the Shockers a 55-50 lead with 8:28 remaining and provided the spark the Shockers needed to hold on for a 76-73 win Saturday afternoon in the All-College Classic.

''He just got up so high, and bam,'' Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall said. ''He threw it down. Those are things that I'm not accustomed to. I don't know the degree of difficulty that had, but it looked like a pretty impressive play by a young man who's just starting to feel how good he can be and understand the impact he can have on our team and our season.''

Smith finished with 13 points after going scoreless in the first half, and was named outstanding player. Zach Brown scored 17 points and Darral Willis added 12 for the Shockers (9-2), who won their fourth straight.

Wichita State shot just 39.7 percent from the field, but the Shockers made up for it by holding Oklahoma to 30.8 percent shooting.

Jordan Woodard matched a career high with 28 points, Christian James scored 15 and Rashard Odomes added 10 for the Sooners (6-3).

''A tough ballgame,'' Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. ''I thought both clubs fought like crazy for 40 minutes.''

Woodard made a 3-pointer with 4 seconds left to cut the Shockers' lead to a point, but Brown made two free throws at the other end to seal the win.

Wichita State's margin would have been larger, but the Sooners outscored the Shockers 27-17 from the free-throw line. Oklahoma made 14 free throws in the first half to take a 39-37 lead at the break.

''I thought, to be down two points, as poorly as we played in the first half - this is very winnable,'' Marshall said. ''We just need to go out and take it to them. Don't be afraid. Don't play on your heels. Play with swagger. Play with determination and toughness. I thought we were better at that in the second half.''

BIG PICTURE

Wichita State: The Shockers had already lost to Louisville and Michigan State, so beating Oklahoma, even without last year's firepower, is significant.

''I think this will be an NCAA Tournament team,'' Marshall said of Oklahoma. ''When you see these guys on film, you're like, `Man, there's so much young talent. But it's young talent.'''

Oklahoma: The Sooners needed a good non-conference win after losing to Wisconsin on Dec. 3. They could have used this one in case they are on the bubble in March.

QUOTABLE

Marshall, on Smith's game-changing athletic talent: ''He's got that type of ability, and he shows it more and more. He's really starting to hit his stride, and play really well as a young player in our program.''

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The teams took turns missing heaves from the NBA 3-point line at Chesapeake Energy Arena, where the Oklahoma City Thunder play. Wichita State made 9 of 28 and Oklahoma made 6 of 21.

UP NEXT:

Wichita State hosts Oklahoma State on Dec. 17. The Cowboys are one of the nation's highest-scoring teams and will test the Shockers.

Oklahoma hosts Memphis on Dec. 17. The Sooners get another crack at claiming a non-conference win over a big-name program.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 1 Zach Brown made 2nd of 2 free throws 1.0
+ 1 Zach Brown made 1st of 2 free throws 1.0
  Personal foul on Matt Freeman 1.0
+ 3 Jordan Woodard made 3-pt. jump shot 2.0
+ 1 Shaquille Morris made 2nd of 2 free throws 8.0
  Shaquille Morris missed 1st of 2 free throws 8.0
  Personal foul on Jordan Woodard 8.0
  30-second timeout called 10.0
+ 2 Rashard Odomes made driving layup 10.0
  Defensive rebound by Khadeem Lattin 17.0
  Conner Frankamp missed 2nd of 2 free throws 17.0
Team Stats
Points 76 73
Field Goals 25-63 (39.7%) 20-65 (30.8%)
3-Pointers 9-28 (32.1%) 6-21 (28.6%)
Free Throws 17-23 (73.9%) 27-34 (79.4%)
Total Rebounds 43 46
Offensive 8 10
Defensive 32 25
Team 3 11
Assists 16 11
Steals 4 8
Blocks 7 9
Turnovers 12 10
Fouls 23 23
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 4 REB
28 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST
12T
away team logo Wichita State 9-2 373976
home team logo Oklahoma 6-3 393473
Team Stats
away team logo Wichita State 9-2 69.7 PPG 39.9 RPG 13.2 APG
home team logo Oklahoma 6-3 71.2 PPG 42.8 RPG 12.8 APG
Key Players
00
Z. Brown F PPG RPG APG FG%
00
J. Woodard G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
Z. Brown F 17 PTS 4 REB 0 AST
J. Woodard G 28 PTS 7 REB 4 AST
39.7 FG% 30.8
32.1 3PT FG% 28.6
73.9 FT% 79.4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Smith 13 3 6 3/5 1/2 6/6 4 21 2 0 2 0 3
D. Willis Jr. 12 7 0 4/7 0/0 4/6 3 23 0 0 2 2 5
L. Shamet 6 4 3 3/10 0/5 0/0 2 27 0 0 2 0 4
M. McDuffie 5 8 1 2/10 1/3 0/1 1 22 1 0 2 4 4
R. Nurger 0 2 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 2 7 0 0 0 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Smith 13 3 6 3/5 1/2 6/6 4 21 2 0 2 0 3
D. Willis Jr. 12 7 0 4/7 0/0 4/6 3 23 0 0 2 2 5
L. Shamet 6 4 3 3/10 0/5 0/0 2 27 0 0 2 0 4
M. McDuffie 5 8 1 2/10 1/3 0/1 1 22 1 0 2 4 4
R. Nurger 0 2 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 2 7 0 0 0 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Z. Brown 17 4 0 4/6 3/4 6/6 2 22 0 2 0 0 4
A. Reaves 8 2 2 3/5 2/4 0/0 4 16 0 0 1 0 2
S. Morris 7 6 2 3/6 0/0 1/2 2 30 0 5 0 0 6
C. Frankamp 6 1 2 2/7 2/7 0/2 3 20 0 0 1 0 1
R. Kelly 2 3 0 1/5 0/1 0/0 0 12 1 0 2 2 1
Z. Bush - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Simon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Barney - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Hamilton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Keyser - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Malone - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 76 40 16 25/63 9/28 17/23 23 200 4 7 12 8 32
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Woodard 28 7 4 7/17 4/9 10/10 4 34 2 0 2 0 7
C. James 15 6 0 3/17 1/5 8/10 5 33 2 1 2 4 2
R. Odomes 10 2 1 3/8 0/0 4/6 3 24 1 0 1 1 1
D. Buford 4 1 1 2/5 0/2 0/0 2 19 0 1 2 1 0
K. Lattin 3 8 0 0/3 0/0 3/4 2 26 2 4 0 1 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Woodard 28 7 4 7/17 4/9 10/10 4 34 2 0 2 0 7
C. James 15 6 0 3/17 1/5 8/10 5 33 2 1 2 4 2
R. Odomes 10 2 1 3/8 0/0 4/6 3 24 1 0 1 1 1
D. Buford 4 1 1 2/5 0/2 0/0 2 19 0 1 2 1 0
K. Lattin 3 8 0 0/3 0/0 3/4 2 26 2 4 0 1 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Doolittle 8 5 0 3/6 0/0 2/3 1 18 1 1 0 1 4
M. Freeman 3 0 0 1/3 1/2 0/0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. McNeace 2 4 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 14 0 2 1 1 3
K. McGusty 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
J. Shepherd 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Strong-Moore 0 2 5 0/5 0/3 0/1 1 23 0 0 2 1 1
C. Cole - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Harper - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Quinn - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Thorpe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 73 35 11 20/65 6/21 27/34 23 200 8 9 10 10 25