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No. 12 Wichita State stays unbeaten, holds off Saint Louis 70-65

  • Saint Louis' Austin McBroom (2) passes to teammate Grandy Glaze (1) as Wichita State's Cleanthony Early (11) and Fred VanVleet defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Saint Louis' Austin McBroom (2) passes to teammate Grandy Glaze (1) as Wichita State's Cleanthony Early (11) and Fred VanVleet defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Saint Louis' Reggie Agbeko (35) watches as Wichita State's Fred VanVleet, right, reaches for a ball as it goes out of bounds during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Saint Louis' Reggie Agbeko (35) watches as Wichita State's Fred VanVleet, right, reaches for a ball as it goes out of bounds during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

Ron Baker had 22 points, six rebounds and four steals and No. 12 Wichita State got a pair of key plays from Fred VanVleet in the closing seconds to edge Saint Louis 70-65 on Sunday.

Chadrack Lufile hit a layup off VanVleet's pass for a 68-65 lead with 14 seconds to go, and VanVleet added a pair of free throws with 3.2 seconds left. Cleanthony Early missed eight of 12 shots but hit a pair of key 3-pointers late and had 12 points for the Shockers (8-0).

Saint Louis missed two 3-point attempts and Jake Barnett missed a second free throw with a chance to tie it at 66 with 30.1 seconds to go.

Dwayne Evans had 18 points and nine rebounds for Saint Louis (6-2). Tekele Cotton had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Wichita State.

St. Louis honored Rick Majerus during a halftime ceremony on the anniversary of his death.