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Baker scores 21 points, Cotton adds 17 as No. 12 Wichita St routs DePaul 90-72 in CBE Classic

  • Wichita State's Ron Baker (31) gets past DePaul's Tommy Hamilton IV (2) to put up a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Wichita State's Ron Baker (31) gets past DePaul's Tommy Hamilton IV (2) to put up a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

  • Wichita State's Ron Baker (31) gets past DePaul's Brandon Young (20) to put up a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Wichita State's Ron Baker (31) gets past DePaul's Brandon Young (20) to put up a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

  • DePaul's Jamee Crockett (21) and Wichita State's Tekele Cotton (32) reach for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    DePaul's Jamee Crockett (21) and Wichita State's Tekele Cotton (32) reach for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

Ron Baker scored 21 points, Tekele Cotton added 17 and No. 12 Wichita State seized control against DePaul with a big first-half run Monday night before cruising to a 90-72 victory in the semifinals of the CBE Classic.

Cleanthony Early added 15 points for the Shockers (6-0), who knocked off the Blue Demons last year during a tournament in Cancun before marching all the way to the Final Four.

They're proving that inspired NCAA tournament run was no fluke, either. Wichita State has barely been tested this season, though that should change Tuesday night. The Shockers will face BYU, which held off Texas 86-82 earlier in the night, in the tournament title game.

Brandon Young had 16 points and Tommy Hamilton scored 14 for DePaul (3-2), which has lost 44 consecutive games against Top 25 teams since beating Villanova in 2008.