Wichita State 57, Northwestern St. 55

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Matt Braeuer stole an inbound pass with 15
seconds left and Karon Bradley put in a rebound with 8 seconds left
to give Wichita State a 57-55 win over Northwestern State on
Saturday night.

Northwestern State (3-2) had a chance to win it, but Kerwin
Forges' 3-point shot at the buzzer was long.

Paul Miller scored 20 points, including the final seven for
Wichita State (6-1) before Bradley's layup.

Byron Allen scored 13 points for Northwestern State, including
nine straight Northwestern State points during a second-half run.

Miller was one of three Shockers in double figures. Sean Ogirri
had 13 and Kyle Wilson had 10.

Wichita State forced 21 turnovers, including the late inbounds
pass, and Braeuer had four steals.

The Demons led 40-39 when Allen grabbed a pass in the lane, took
one step, and made a slam dunk. Allen scored nine consecutive Demon
points as Northwestern State went up 49-44.

But Miller led the Shockers back. His jumper tied the game at 55
with 31 seconds left, setting up the final play.

The Shockers were playing without starter P.J. Couisnard, held
out after a concussion in Wednesday's victory over Providence.

Wichita State won despite not shooting well. The Shockers hit 39
percent from the field and 53 percent on free throws. Northwestern
State hit 47 percent, but only 18 percent on 3-point shots.