WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Peter Mulligan scored 27 points to help
Manhattan beat Wichita State 64-59 on Monday night, giving the
Shockers their first loss of the season.
C.J. Anderson added 17 points and seven rebounds for the Jaspers
(5-4). Manhattan shot just 40 percent for the game but held Wichita
State (9-1) to 35 percent shooting.
The Shockers opened the game on an 8-0 run before the Jaspers
switched to a full-court press, holding Wichita State to 31 percent
shooting in the first half.
Manhattan took a 32-29 lead with under a minute remaining in the
half, but Sean Ogirri nailed a 27-foot desperation 3-pointer as
time expired to tie the game at 32.
Wichita State opened the second half on an 11-4 run, including a
fast break alley-oop from Burns to Howard, and capped with a
driving layup by P.J. Couisnard to give the Shockers a 43-36 lead.
The Jaspers retaliated with a 16-2 run in which Mulligan scored 11
points to give Manhattan a 48-45 lead.
The Shockers then went on a 6-0 run to take a 51-48 lead.
Wichita State pushed their lead to 57-52, but the Jaspers were able
to come back.
Manhattan pulled within 57-56 with 1:40 remaining. Kyle Wilson
then fouled Anderson, who hit a free-throw to tie the game.
Burns then turned over the ball, and Anderson hit a floater in
the lane to give Manhattan a 59-57 lead with 45 seconds left in the
Anderson then blocked Burns' shot, and Mulligan grabbed the
ball, forcing the Shockers to foul. Mulligan hit 5-of-6 free throws
to seal the win.
The Shockers' 9-0 start tied the 1920-21 team for the best start
in Wichita State history.