Recap - Wichita State Defeats Drake 71-56

Fred Van Vleet scored 17 points leading Wichita State to a 71-56 victory over Drake at Charles Koch Arena on Wednesday.

The winning margin fell right on the closing number of 15, meaning the game was a push for bettors.

Wichita State got 14 points from Carl Hall and another 12 points from Malcolm Armstead. Fred Van Vleet contributed 9 assists, while Carl Hall cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Drake got 15 points from Ben Simons in a losing cause and another 11 points from Richard Carter. Richard Carter contributed 6 assists for them, while Jordan Clarke had 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Wichita State were victorious, as the score was 30-16 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Wichita State as they grabbed 45 boards, while Drake only had 29.