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Shockers stifle Cougars to claim CBE Hall of Fame Classic crown

Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Fred VanVleet scored 10 of his 12 points in the final six minutes to push No. 12 Wichita State past an evenly-matched BYU, 75-62, in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic championship game.

Ron Baker poured in a career-high 23 points and Cleanthony Early netted 12 for the Shockers (7-0), who stayed undefeated by holding the Cougars to 30 percent shooting.

Matt Carlino had a team-high 21 points but scored just three in the second half as BYU (5-2) went the final 8 1/2 minutes without making a field goal. Tyler Haws scored 11 of his 17 points at the foul line, hitting just 3-of-15 from the field to sum up the Cougars' offensive struggles.

Large swings in the first half gave way to a tight second.

The biggest lead for either team after the break was four until just before the final television timeout.

The Shockers only made 6-of-28 shots (21 percent) from 3-point range, but two came from VanVleet during a late 10-4 Wichita State run. VanVleet's second in that stretch provided a 62-57 lead with 3 1/2 minutes to go.

Carlino had a chance to tie with the Cougars down 64-61 a little later, but his 3-point attempt did not fall. VanVleet put in another jumper at the other end, and after a jump ball was awarded to the Shockers, Darius Carter essentially put the game away with a bucket inside.

The Shockers missed 13 of their first 15 shots and found themselves down 19-6 seven minutes into the game, but BYU hit its own rough patch and watched an 11-0 Wichita State run trim its lead to two points.

A Baker 3-pointer with 6 1/2 minutes left in the half gave the Shockers a 24-23 lead, and Frank Bartley IV's late make from behind the arc gave the Cougars a tight 36-34 edge at halftime.

Game Notes

Texas defeated DePaul, 77-59, in the consolation game of this tournament. BYU defeated Texas in the semis, while Wichita State upended DePaul ... This was the first meeting between the teams since the 1988-89 season ... BYU shot just 5-of-21 from long range.

11/27 00:39:59 ET

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