Scores

Final

Bradley 73

(9-4, 2-3 MVC)

Wichita State 88

(11-1, 4-0 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, January 12, 2005

    Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kansas

    1 2 T
    BRAD 30 4373
    WICH 40 4888

    Top Performers

    Bradley: M. Sommerville 26 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Stl

    Wichita St: P. Couisnard 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Wichita State 88, Bradley 73

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Paul Miller scored 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead Wichita State past Bradley 88-73 Wednesday night.

    Randy Burns also had 14 points, including four 3-pointers, to help the Shockers (11-1, 4-0 Missouri Valley Conference) remain undefeated in conference play. P.J. Couisnard added 13 for the Shockers, while Sean Ogirri had 11.

    The Braves (9-4, 2-3) were led by Marcellus Sommerville's 26 points and eight rebounds. Tony Bennett chipped in 15 points for Bradley, while Daniel Ruffin had 13.

    The Shockers dropped in seven 3s in the first half to take a 40-30 lead into halftime. The Braves hit only 3-of-9 free throws in the half, but stayed in the game due to Sommerville's 13 points and five rebounds. Burns paced the Shockers with eight first-half points.

    Wichita State shot 43 percent in the first half, while Bradley shot 44 percent and added five 3s of its own.

    The referees called a tight game in the second half, as both teams committed a combined 20 fouls in the first eight minutes of the half. The teams combined to shoot 47 free throws in the half.

    The Braves made it 66-59 on a free throw by Sommerville with about 10 minutes to play. The Shockers then reeled off a 16-6 run, capped by a 3-pointer by Couisnard, to take an 82-66 lead with 3:36 remaining. Wichita State milked the clock the rest of the game.

    The Shockers shot 50 percent (26-of-52) for the game, including 11-of-27 (41 percent) from 3-point range. The Braves shot 43 percent (22-of-51) for the game, including 9-of-21 3-pointers (43 percent).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BRAD
    WICH
    Points 73 88
    FG Made-Attempted 22-51 (.431) 26-52 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-21 (.429) 11-27 (.407)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-33 (.606) 25-34 (.735)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 28 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 16

    2004-05 Season

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