Final OT

Missouri State 62

(11-11, 4-6 MVC)

Wichita State 70

(9-12, 2-8 MVC)

    9:05 PM ET, January 29, 2008

    Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kansas

    1 2 OT T
    MOSU 27 30 562
    WICH 28 29 1370

    Top Performers

    Missouri St: C. Cooks 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast

    Wichita St: G. Mekel 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 9 Ast

    Wichita St. 70, Missouri St. 62

    Associated Press

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- P.J. Couisnard's alley-oop slam dunk in overtime helped seal Wichita State's 70-62 win over Missouri State on Tuesday night.

    Couisnard and Gal Mekel each scored 18 points for the Shockers, who snapped a six-game losing streak.

    Wendell Preadom's fast-break layup put Wichita State (9-12, 2-8 Missouri Valley) ahead 57-54 with 21.6 seconds left in the game. But with Missouri State coach Barry Hinson trying to call a time-out, Dale Lambreth hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 57-57 and send it to overtime.

    Chris Cooks scored a game-high 20 points for Missouri State (11-11, 5-5), and Lambreth added 18.

    The Shockers scored the first six points of overtime on Phillip Thomasson free throws, a Mekel 3-pointer and a Ramon Clemente free throw. The six-point lead was the biggest of the game for either team to that point.

    Missouri State finally scored in the extra session on Cooks' three-point play with 1:44 remaining, pulling the Bears to within three, 63-60.

    But Mekel quickly found Thomasson with an alley-oop pass for an easy basket, and the Shockers never led by less than four after that. Thomasson had 14 points and nine rebounds for WSU.

    Wichita State led 28-27 at halftime. After the break, Missouri State grabbed a 33-32 lead, its first since being up 7-6, and neither team led by more than four the rest of regulation.

    Spencer Laurie helped keep the Bears in it with two 3-pointers in a 90-second span late in regulation, but a Couisnard 3-pointer kept the game close.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 62 70
    FG Made-Attempted 22-57 (.386) 25-58 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-16 (.250) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-21 (.667) 13-18 (.722)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 8

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