Des Moines, IA (SportsNetwork.com) - Cleanthony Early poured in 19 points and
fifth-ranked Wichita State remained unbeaten with a 78-61 domination of Drake
Ron Baker scored 14 and Nick Wiggins had 11 for the Shockers (21-0, 8-0 MVC),
who continued the best start to a season in school history. Next up for
Wichita State is a home game Tuesday against Loyola-Chicago.
Aaron Hawley had 16 points and Chris Caird scored 15 for Drake (11-9, 2-6),
which lost for the sixth time in seven games. Jordan Daniels tallied 12 points
Tekele Cotton drained a jumper to give the visitors the lead for good at 17-15
with 11:47 left in the half. Early then converted a three-point play and the
Shockers were able to widen the gap to 37-29 at the break. Cotton capped the
half's scoring with a one-handed alley-oop jam off a pass from Baker.
Cotton's jumper with 13:27 remaining expanded the margin to 52-35, and the
Shockers coasted the rest of the way.
Drake had just 10 points in the paint, compared to 32 for the Shockers, who
led by as many as 25.
Drake's last win against a top-10 opponent was a 71-64 decision over No. 8
Butler on Feb. 22, 2008 in Indianapolis ... The Shockers held a 34-20
rebounding advantage ... Wichita State has won eight of the last 10 meetings.
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