WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Kyle Wilson hit a 3-point shot with 19
seconds left in overtime, and P.J Couisnard blocked Patrick
O'Bryant's last second shot as Wichita State pulled out a 69-67
victory over Bradley on Friday night.
With the Shockers trailing 67-65, Wilson took a pass out of the
post from Paul Miller and scored over Marcellus Summerville, and
Couisnard made one free throw in the closing seconds.
O'Bryant had a chance to tie the game, but Couisnard outjumped
the 7-foot center and blocked the shot. O'Bryant had one more shot
but missed a short jumper badly.
The win kept Wichita State (11-2, 2-0 MVC) perfect at home and
in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Bradley (7-3, 1-1), which was playing its second overtime game
in three nights, needed a clutch shot just to force overtime.
The Braves trailed 61-58 with 5.4 seconds left after Couisnard
made a free throw.
Daniel Ruffin took the ball in the backcourt, sprinted up the
right sideline, and fired a 25-foot shot over the arms of Paul
Miller to tie the score.
Miller threw the inbound pass out of bounds the length of the
court, giving the Braves a final opportunity with a half-second
left. O'Bryant missed a tip attempt at the buzzer.
Miller led Wichita State with 16 points, while Couisnard added
13 points and 13 rebounds. Nine of Couisnard's points came in the
second half or overtime.
Bradley's Marcellus Summerville missed his first eight shots and
was held to two points in the first half. He finished 3-of-20 with
six points, nine below his season average of 15.9. He fouled out
with 10.1 seconds left in overtime.
Wilson and Karon Bradley added 12 and 10 points for the