8:05 PM ET, January 3, 2005
Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kansas
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.Jamar Howard led the Shockers with 14 points and nine rebounds. Randy Burns added 10 points, but he shot just 3-of-13 (23 percent) from the field and had four of Wichita State's 18 turnovers.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 game.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.
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