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Recap - Wichita State Defeats Illinois State 70-55

Wichita State got a 23-point performance from Cleanthony Early, who added 10 rebounds as Wichita State ran past Illinois State 70-55 on Wednesday at Redbird Arena.

Wichita State was a 9-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Ron Baker had 15 points for Wichita State and Tekele Cotton chipped in with 12 points. Fred VanVleet had 6 assists for them, while Cleanthony Early was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

Illinois State got 12 points from Daishon Knight in a losing cause and another 10 points from Bobby Hunter. Kaza Keane contributed 2 assists for them, while Daishon Knight had 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Illinois State were victorious, as the score was 28-25 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Wichita State as they grabbed 42 boards, while Illinois State only had 39.