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McDuffie scores 32 as Wichita State beats Providence 83-80

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Markis McDuffie scored a career-high 32 points and sparked a second-half run that carried Wichita State past Providence 83-80 Friday night.

Playing at the Naval Academy in the opener of the Veteran's Classic, the Shockers (1-1) bounced back from an early 10-point deficit to avoid their first 0-2 start since 1990.

Alpha Diallo had a career-high 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Friars (1-1), who trailed the entire second half.

Wichita State was clinging to a 51-49 lead before McDuffie made a four-point play. That launched an 11-2 spurt for an 11-point cushion with 12:55 left.

After Providence closed to 76-72, McDuffie made a layup to thwart the comeback bid.

McDuffie went 12 for 19 from the field, including 6 for 9 from 3-point range. His previous career high was 26.

The 6-foot-8 forward is one of two seniors on a team that lost nine players after going 25-8 and reaching the NCAA Tournament for a seventh consecutive season.

The other senior on the current squad, Samajae Haynes-Jones, had 15 points and eight assists.

A.J. Reeves scored 19 for Providence, a solid encore to his 29-point performance against Sienna in his college debut.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Offensive rebound by Isaiah Jackson 1.0
  A.J. Reeves missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1.0
+ 1 A.J. Reeves made 1st of 2 free throws 1.0
  Personal foul on Samajae Haynes-Jones 1.0
  Offensive rebound by A.J. Reeves 3.0
  David Duke missed jump shot 3.0
  Offensive rebound by David Duke 6.0
  Alpha Diallo missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Jaime Echenique 8.0
+ 1 Erik Stevenson made 2nd of 2 free throws 18.0
  Erik Stevenson missed 1st of 2 free throws 18.0
  Personal foul on A.J. Reeves 18.0
Team Stats
Points 30 30
Field Goals 12-25 (48.0%) 11-20 (55.0%)
3-Pointers 5-7 (71.4%) 5-9 (55.6%)
Free Throws 1-2 (50.0%) 3-7 (42.9%)
Total Rebounds 13 12
Offensive 4 3
Defensive 6 7
Team 3 2
Assists 4 6
Steals 1 2
Blocks 0 3
Turnovers 2 4
Fouls 6 4
Technicals 0 0
9 PTS, 3 REB
10 PTS, 1 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo Wichita State 1-1 443983
home team logo Providence 1-1 394180
Team Stats
away team logo Wichita State 1-1 69.8 PPG 40.4 RPG 13.4 APG
home team logo Providence 1-1 71.5 PPG 39.9 RPG 14.6 APG
Key Players
1
M. McDuffie 18.3 PPG 4.8 RPG 0.9 APG 42.6 FG%
11
A. Diallo 16.4 PPG 8.1 RPG 3.1 APG 41.0 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
48.0 FG% 55.0
71.4 3PT FG% 55.6
50.0 FT% 42.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Diallo 10 1 3 3/3 2/2 2/4 0 - 2 0 0 0 1
A. Reeves 9 1 0 3/3 2/2 1/1 2 - 0 0 1 0 1
K. Young 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 - 0 1 1 0 1
I. Jackson 0 1 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1
D. Duke 0 1 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 1 - 0 0 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Diallo 10 1 3 3/3 2/2 2/4 0 0 2 0 0 0 1
A. Reeves 9 1 0 3/3 2/2 1/1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1
K. Young 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1
I. Jackson 0 1 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
D. Duke 0 1 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. McDuffie - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Haynes-Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Udeze - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Dennis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Echenique - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Stevenson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Burton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Torres - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Allen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Bush - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Herrs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Midtgaard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Poor Bear-Chandler - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Busse - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Farrakhan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Moore - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 30 10 4 12/25 5/7 1/2 6 0 1 0 2 4 6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. McDuffie 9 3 0 4/9 1/2 0/0 2 - 0 0 0 1 2
S. Haynes-Jones 9 0 1 3/4 3/3 0/0 1 - 0 0 0 0 0
D. Dennis 4 1 0 1/3 1/1 1/2 1 - 0 0 2 0 1
J. Echenique 4 3 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 2 - 0 0 0 2 1
J. Burton 0 1 0 0/3 0/0 0/0 0 - 0 0 0 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. McDuffie 9 3 0 4/9 1/2 0/0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
S. Haynes-Jones 9 0 1 3/4 3/3 0/0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Dennis 4 1 0 1/3 1/1 1/2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1
J. Echenique 4 3 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1
J. Burton 0 1 0 0/3 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Diallo - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Reeves - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Nichols Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Watson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Ashton-Langford - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Duke - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Holt - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Edwards - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Fonts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Monroe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 30 10 6 11/20 5/9 3/7 4 0 2 3 4 3 7