NCAA Game Summary - Illinois State at Wichita State
(Wednesday, January 16)
Final Score: Wichita State 74, Illinois State 62
Wichita, KS (Sports Network) - Cleanthony Early was one of five Wichita State players in double-figure scoring with 16 points, as the Shockers earned a 74-62 Missouri Valley Conference win over the Illinois State Redbirds at Charles Koch Arena.
Early was 5-of-11 from the field with five rebounds and two steals for the Shockers (16-2, 5-1), who bounced back well after a loss to Evansville on Sunday which ended their six-game win streak. Demetric Williams (14 points), Jake White (11 points, five rebounds), Malcolm Armstead (10 points, five rebounds, four steals), and Nick Wiggins (10 points) were the four other Wichita State players in double-figure scoring. Carl Hall led the squad in rebounding with 10 boards while Tekele Cotton led them in assists with seven.
Jackie Carmichael scored 22 points with nine rebounds for the Redbirds (9-9, 0-6), who have lost six in a row. Tyler Brown added 14 points while John Wilkins and Bryant Allen managed 11 points each.
The Shockers were up 31-20 at halftime after holding ISU+ to just 24.0 percent shooting from the field.
In the second half, WSU outscored the Redbirds 43-42, shooting 51.7 percent from the floor.
The Shockers earned a 44-36 rebounding edge over ISU while forcing the Redbirds into just 6-of-27 shooting from beyond the arc.
01/16 23:27:56 ET