Scores

Final

Evansville 57

(6-5, 0-1 MVC)

Wichita State 91

(10-2, 1-0 MVC)

    8:05 PM ET, December 29, 2010

    Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kansas

    1 2 T
    EVAN 25 3257
    WICH 38 5391

    Top Performers

    Evansville: C. Ryan 18 Pts, 1 Blk

    Wichita St: J. Durley 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Wichita St. 91, Evansville 57

    Associated Press

    WICHITA, Kan. -- Newcomer Ben Smith doubled his previous season high with 16 points to lead Wichita State past Evansville 91-57 in a Missouri Valley Conference opener Wednesday night.

    The Shockers (10-2, 1-0) had four other players score in double figures: Joe Ragland (12), J.T. Durley (12), David Kyles (11) and Toure Murry (10).

    Evansville (6-5) was led by Colt Ryan, who scored 14 of his game-high 18 points in the second half.

    Wichita State's huge first-half lead dwindled to 44-35 early in the second half before the Shockers exploded. Smith hit three 3-pointers in a 29-8 run that pushed Wichita State's lead to 73-43 with 6:54 remaining.

    Wichita State stormed to a 15-2 lead behind Murry's eight points and a thunderous Kyles slam. The Shockers pushed their early advantage to 32-13 before Evansville closed the half with a 12-6 run to make the score 38-25 Wichita State.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EVAN
    WICH
    Points 57 91
    FG Made-Attempted 18-52 (.346) 33-53 (.623)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 11-23 (.478)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-21 (.762) 14-20 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 36

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