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No. 2 Wichita State 32-0 after routing Evansville 80-58 in Missouri Valley tournament

  • Wichita State's Darius Carter (12) and Evansville's Egidijus Mockevicius (55) reach for the ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, Friday, March 7, 2014  in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

    Wichita State's Darius Carter (12) and Evansville's Egidijus Mockevicius (55) reach for the ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, Friday, March 7, 2014 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)  (The Associated Press)

  • Evansville's Egidijus Mockevicius (55) drives through Wichita State's Ron Baker left, and  Kadeem Coleby, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference  Friday, March 7, 2014  in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

    Evansville's Egidijus Mockevicius (55) drives through Wichita State's Ron Baker left, and Kadeem Coleby, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Friday, March 7, 2014 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)  (The Associated Press)

  • Evansville's D.J. Balentine (31) and Wichita State's Takele Cotton, right, reach for the ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, Friday, March 7, 2014  in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

    Evansville's D.J. Balentine (31) and Wichita State's Takele Cotton, right, reach for the ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, Friday, March 7, 2014 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)  (The Associated Press)

Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker scored 17 points apiece and No. 2 Wichita State dominated on defense with Missouri Valley tournament-record 11 blocked shots, staying perfect for the season with an 80-58 romp over Evansville in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament on Friday.

D.J. Balentine had 31 points with seven 3-pointers for ninth-seeded Evansville (14-19), which lost twice by an average of 15 points to Wichita State (32-0) in the regular season.

Kadeem Coleby had six of the blocks for the Shockers, who are two wins shy of matching the NCAA record of 34 wins in a row by UNLV in 1990-91. UNLV was perfect before losing in the NCAA title game to Duke that season.