NCAA Game Summary - Missouri State at Wichita State
(Saturday, February 9)
Final Score: Wichita State 79, Missouri State 50
Wichita, KS (Sports Network) - Led by 16 points from Cleanthony Early, the Wichita State Shockers registered a lopsided 79-50 victory over the Missouri State Bears in a Missouri Valley Conference tilt at Charles Koch Arena.
Early shot 5-of-8 from the field with eight rebounds for the Shockers (20-5, 9-4), who snapped a three-game slump. Nick Wiggins scored 11 points, while Malcolm Armstead and Tekele Cotton added 10 each. Ehimen Orukpe led all players in rebounding with 10 boards.
Marcus Marshall was the only player for Missouri State (7-18, 5-8) to score in double figures, tallying a career-high 19 points on 6-of-10 from the field. The Bears have lost two in a row and three of their last four.
The Shockers shot 7-of-11 from 3-point range in the first half and led 42-27 at halftime.
Wichita State pulled even farther away in the second half, shooting 50 percent from the field and holding the Bears to 31.4 percent.
The Shockers dominated the glass, earning a 47-22 rebounding edge.
02/09 23:22:20 ET