Northwestern St 55

(3-2, 2-2 away)

Wichita State 57

(6-1, 6-0 home)

    8:05 PM ET, December 3, 2005

    Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kansas

    1 2 T
    NWST 23 3255
    WICH 24 3357

    Top Performers

    Northwestern St: C. Lee 8 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast

    Wichita St: P. Miller 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 55 57
    FG Made-Attempted 23-49 (.469) 22-56 (.393)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-11 (.182) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-10 (.700) 9-17 (.529)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 4

    2005-06 Season

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