Evansville vs Wichita State

Evansville 59, Wichita St. 56


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Colt Ryan scored 29 points, and Evansville knocked off Missouri Valley Conference leader Wichita State 59-56 on Wednesday night.

The loss, combined with Creighton's win at Bradley, dropped Wichita State into a tie with Creighton atop the conference. The teams play at Creighton on Saturday in the regular-season finale, with the winner taking the No. 1 conference tournament seed.

Ryan was 10 of 18 from the floor, including three 3-pointers, for the Purple Aces (17-13, 9-8), who didn't have anyone else in double figures.

Tekele Cotton had 12 points and Cleanthony Early 10 for the Shockers (24-6, 12-5), who saw their five-game winning streak snapped. The loss spoiled the final home game for seniors Malcolm Armstead, Carl Hall, Ehimen Orukpe and Demetric Williams.

Neither team scored after Cotton's dunk with 3:28 left. Wichita State was 0 of 7 shooting during that time, and Hall missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

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Evansville Aces
E. Mockevicius, C120-41-25031
C. Ryan, G3910-186-635029
D. Balentine, G333-90-22239
T. Taylor, G312-40-03624
A. Wing, G233-30-04146
R. Sawvell200-20-02030
L. Jones172-40-01015
J. Nelson172-20-00115
J. Moore80-20-01010
Totals 22-487-1023151859
Wichita State Shockers
C. Hall, F313-53-44129
E. Orukpe, C152-32-44026
M. Armstead, G362-110-02235
T. Cotton, G325-91-492312
D. Williams, G192-80-02245
C. Early293-114-451110
F. Van Vleet201-30-03402
N. Wiggins131-30-02103
J. White52-20-03024
Totals 21-5510-1642131756
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-131-532
Illinois St.17-128-733
So. Illinois9-917-16145
N. Iowa9-914-16162
Missouri St.7-1117-16209
Indiana St.5-1311-20233
Other games
MICH 78 Final
PSU 84
GTOWN 79 Final
VT 58 Final
USF 44 Final
OKST 64 Final
TCU 47
STJOE 53 Final
STL 70
LOU 79 Final
DEP 58
ARIZ 78 Final
USC 89
SDSU 60 Final