NCAA Game Summary - Indiana State at Wichita State
(Saturday, January 18th)
Final Score: (5) Wichita State 68, Indiana State 48
Wichita, KS (SportsNetwork.com) - Ron Baker scored 16 points and Fred VanVleet
followed with 15 points, as No. 5 Wichita State used a second-half surge to
remain unbeaten with a 68-48 triumph over Missouri Valley Conference foe
Indiana State on Saturday at Charles Koch Arena.
Chadrack Lufile registered a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds,
while Darius Carter contributed 10 points off the bench for the Shockers
(19-0, 6-0 MVC), who held Indiana State to 31.4 percent shooting from the
Dawon Cummings supplied 19 points to pace the Sycamores (14-4, 5-1), who had
won seven straight since a loss to Saint Louis on Dec. 18.
Indiana State trailed by just nine, 31-22, at the break, but VanVleet netted
the first five points of an 11-0 half-opening surge from the Shockers that
pushed their cushion to 42-22 just under four minutes into the half.
The Sycamores, meanwhile, didn't register their first field goal in the second
stanza until almost eight minutes in, when Justin Gant tipped in an offensive
rebound to bring the visitors within 47-26 with 12:15 to play.
The margin teetered around 20 from there until Jake Odum's 3-pointer pulled
Indiana State within 64-48 with 3:18 left, but the Sycamores failed to score
the rest of the way and the Shockers cruised to victory down the stretch.
Early on, VanVleet tallied seven straight points to break an 8-8 tie, as his
triple with 11:23 left in the first half made it 15-8 Shockers.
Indiana State got as close as three on Mangisto Arop's jumper with 5:46
remaining in the half, but Baker buried a triple at the other end and added a
jumper shortly after to help Wichita State take a 31-22 lead into the break.
Odum, who finished with seven points and three assists, became the first
player in MVC history to make 500 career free throws and record 500 assists
.... Indiana State went 5-for-20 from 3-point range, while Wichita State went
3-of-15 from distance ... The Shockers outrebounded the Sycamores, 44-30.
01/18 18:44:31 ET
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