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Western Carolina vs Wichita State Wrap - Wichita State Wins 79-63

Wichita State got 21 points from Cleanthony Early as they ran past Western Carolina 79-63 on Thursday at Charles Koch Arena.

Wichita State won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 16.5-point spread.

Wichita State got 16 points from Carl Hall and another 11 points from Evan Wessel. Malcolm Armstead contributed 3 assists, while Cleanthony Early cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Western Carolina got 18 points from Trey Sumler in a losing cause and another 12 points from Tom Tankelewicz. Trey Sumler contributed 6 assists for them, while Tawaski King had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Wichita State were victorious, as the score was 46-27 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Wichita State as they grabbed 39 boards, while Western Carolina only had 24.