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ML: +1400
WICHST -17.0, O/U 147.5
ML: -2500
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No. 17 Wichita State pulls away to beat Tulsa 90-71

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) After making his seventh 3-pointer of the first half in as many attempts, Wichita State reserve Austin Reaves heard the whistle signaling a Tulsa timeout and tried to make his way to the bench.

His teammates wouldn't let him.

Each one shoved or hugged him to celebrate a rare shooting display that sent the 17th-ranked Shockers to a 90-71 victory Sunday.

''I honestly couldn't explain how that felt,'' said Reaves, a sophomore guard. ''It was an adrenaline rush.''

Reaves scored all of his career-high 23 points in the first half, finishing 7 of 11 from beyond the 3-point line. The Shockers (17-4, 7-2 American Athletic Conference) needed 20 points from Shaquille Morris and 15 from Darral Willis to finally pull away from Tulsa (11-10, 4-5), but Reaves' first half remained the highlight.

''He shoots like that every day, so I wasn't surprised,'' said Shockers forward Rashard Kelly, who had game highs of 11 rebounds and eight assists. ''But when the entire team greeted him after that timeout, I think that meant a lot for all of us, showed our togetherness as a family.''

Corey Henderson, a transfer from Wichita State, scored 28 points for Tulsa, hitting five 3-pointers. Junior Etou finished with 18 points and nine rebounds for the Golden Hurricane. Sterling Taplin scored 12.

Tulsa came in focused on stopping Wichita State guards Landry Shamet and Conner Frankamp, who combined to miss all 11 of their 3-point attempts.

''We did a good job on Conner and Landry,'' Tulsa coach Frank Haith said. ''We just lost awareness of Austin.''

Despite trailing by 19 early in the second half after Reaves' outburst, Tulsa made it a game.

Henderson's 3-pointer pulled Tulsa to 56-50 with 13:56 remaining. Tulsa got within four twice after that, but an 11-0 Wichita State run - including five points from Zach Brown, who finished with 10 - opened up a 77-62 lead with 5:09 remaining to put the game away.

''I thought we showed great resolve then, a real will to win,'' Shockers coach Gregg Marshall said. ''They got it down to four, and we did everything we needed to after that.''

SHAMET STRUGGLES

After going 2 of 9 against Central Florida on Thursday night, Shamet was still in partial uniform shooting until past 11 p.m. local time. Shamet, on the midseason Wooden Award watch list, saw his funk continue Sunday, scoring six points on 1-of-6 shooting.

In the last three games, Shamet is a combined 5 of 27 from the floor, including 1 of 18 from outside the 3-point line.

''Landry is the least of my worries,'' Marshall said. ''He's going to continue to shoot. He's in the gym. It's a little mental right now. He's got to get past that.''

DEEP THOUGHTS

It was not just Reaves off the Wichita State bench making an impact. The Shockers had a 51-4 advantage in bench points. ''They have great depth,'' Haith said. ''They just keep bringing in big after big at you.''

BIG PICTURE

Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane had a chance at the upset with nine minutes remaining, so there were encouraging signs.

Wichita State: The Shockers pulled away for a second straight comfortable win before playing two road games.

UP NEXT

Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane host SMU on Thursday.

Wichita State: The Shockers visit Temple on Thursday.

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Key Players
S. Taplin
4 G
L. Shamet
11 G
30.2 Min. Per Game 30.2
15.0 Pts. Per Game 15.0
5.2 Ast. Per Game 5.2
3.1 Reb. Per Game 3.1
46.5 Field Goal % 49.8
34.2 Three Point % 44.8
69.8 Free Throw % 83.1
  Lost ball turnover on Junior Etou, stolen by C.J. Keyser 10.0
+ 3 Darral Willis Jr. made 3-pt. fade-away jump shot 28.0
+ 2 Jaleel Wheeler made floating jump shot 40.0
+ 2 Darral Willis Jr. made turnaround jump shot, assist by Austin Reaves 1:01
  Defensive rebound by Samajae Haynes-Jones 1:20
  Corey Henderson Jr. missed 3-pt. fade-away jump shot 1:22
  Defensive rebound by Jaleel Wheeler 1:32
  C.J. Keyser missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1:32
  C.J. Keyser missed 1st of 2 free throws 1:32
  Personal foul on Darien Jackson 1:32
+ 3 Corey Henderson Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot 1:54
Team Stats
Points 71 90
Field Goals 23-60 (38.3%) 33-70 (47.1%)
3-Pointers 10-25 (40.0%) 10-29 (34.5%)
Free Throws 15-18 (83.3%) 14-19 (73.7%)
Total Rebounds 34 43
Offensive 8 15
Defensive 23 26
Team 3 2
Assists 9 27
Steals 2 8
Blocks 2 7
Turnovers 15 9
Fouls 17 14
Technicals 0 0
28 PTS, 4 REB
23 PTS, 2 REB, 4 AST
12T
away team logo Tulsa 11-10 353671
home team logo 17 Wichita State 17-4 454590
Team Stats
away team logo Tulsa 11-10 72.0 PPG 38.2 RPG 13.3 APG
home team logo 17 Wichita State 17-4 69.4 PPG 40.5 RPG 13.0 APG
Key Players
00
C. Henderson Jr. G PPG RPG APG FG%
00
A. Reaves G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
C. Henderson Jr. G 28 PTS 4 REB 0 AST
A. Reaves G 23 PTS 2 REB 4 AST
38.3 FG% 47.1
40.0 3PT FG% 34.5
83.3 FT% 73.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Henderson Jr. 28 4 0 7/15 5/11 9/9 3 33 0 0 0 1 3
J. Etou 18 9 0 7/15 3/8 1/3 2 34 0 0 4 4 5
S. Taplin 12 4 5 4/7 1/2 3/3 1 31 1 0 6 0 4
M. Igbanu 6 5 0 2/6 0/0 2/3 3 19 0 0 1 2 3
L. Korita 3 3 1 1/2 1/1 0/0 3 24 1 0 1 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Henderson Jr. 28 4 0 7/15 5/11 9/9 3 33 0 0 0 1 3
J. Etou 18 9 0 7/15 3/8 1/3 2 34 0 0 4 4 5
S. Taplin 12 4 5 4/7 1/2 3/3 1 31 1 0 6 0 4
M. Igbanu 6 5 0 2/6 0/0 2/3 3 19 0 0 1 2 3
L. Korita 3 3 1 1/2 1/1 0/0 3 24 1 0 1 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Jeffries 2 4 0 1/6 0/2 0/0 0 25 0 2 0 1 3
J. Wheeler 2 1 1 1/5 0/0 0/0 3 13 0 0 0 0 1
C. Scott 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
G. Artison 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. Jackson 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
E. Joiner 0 1 2 0/3 0/1 0/0 0 12 0 0 3 0 1
A. Foree - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 71 31 9 23/60 10/25 15/18 17 200 2 2 15 8 23
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Morris 20 5 1 8/12 0/0 4/5 4 21 2 2 0 4 1
M. McDuffie 9 2 1 4/12 0/2 1/2 1 25 0 0 2 1 1
L. Shamet 6 4 5 1/8 0/6 4/4 1 32 1 0 0 2 2
R. Kelly 4 11 8 1/5 0/0 2/2 0 26 2 2 0 6 5
C. Frankamp 0 3 1 0/6 0/5 0/0 1 14 1 0 0 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Morris 20 5 1 8/12 0/0 4/5 4 21 2 2 0 4 1
M. McDuffie 9 2 1 4/12 0/2 1/2 1 25 0 0 2 1 1
L. Shamet 6 4 5 1/8 0/6 4/4 1 32 1 0 0 2 2
R. Kelly 4 11 8 1/5 0/0 2/2 0 26 2 2 0 6 5
C. Frankamp 0 3 1 0/6 0/5 0/0 1 14 1 0 0 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Reaves 23 2 4 8/12 7/11 0/0 0 28 1 2 1 0 2
D. Willis Jr. 15 2 1 7/8 1/1 0/0 3 12 0 0 3 1 1
Z. Brown 10 4 5 3/4 2/3 2/2 2 20 0 0 1 0 4
R. Nurger 3 7 0 1/2 0/0 1/2 1 14 0 1 1 1 6
C. Keyser 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
S. Haynes-Jones 0 1 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 6 0 0 1 0 1
B. Barney - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Malone - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Bush - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Herrs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Midtgaard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 90 41 27 33/70 10/29 14/19 14 200 8 7 9 15 26