Wichita State downs Illinois State, claims MVC crown

Joe Ragland paced four Wichita State players in 55 count on Wednesday to lock up the Missouri Valley Conference title.

Garrett Stutz had a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds, while Ben Smith and Demetric Williams chipped in with 11 points apiece for Wichita State (25-4 15-2 MVC), which has won seven straight contests.

Bryant Allen dropped in a game-high 17 points for the Redbirds (17-12, 8-9), who received nine points and eight rebounds from John Wilkins in defeat. Illinois State has lost three of its last four games.