WICHITA, Kan. -- Toure Murry swished a contested 3-pointer with 8.3 seconds left to give Wichita State a 51-50 victory over Evansville Sunday at Koch Arena.
Wichita State (9-11, 3-6 Missouri Valley) never led before Murry's shot, released just inches in front of his own bench and giving him a team-high 15 points.
Wichita State did not get closer than four in the second half until consecutive baskets from J.T. Durley and A.J. Hawkins made it 45-42 Evansville with 5:01 remaining. The Shockers used a 6-0 run capped by a David Kyles slam to pull within 49-48 with 35.3 seconds to play.
Evansville controlled the first half with its defense. Wichita State was just 4 of 15 from the floor and committed 11 turnovers, leading to the Purple Aces' 26-19 halftime lead.