Wichita State Downs Missouri State 72-69 - Match Report
Wichita State got 22 points and 14 rebounds from Cleanthony Early en route to a 72-69 victory over Missouri State on Saturday at JQH Arena.
Wichita State won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 9.5-point spread.
Fred VanVleet had 16 points for Wichita State and Ron Baker chipped in with 15 points. Fred VanVleet had 4 assists for them, while Cleanthony Early was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 14 boards.
Missouri State got a 17-point performance from Austin Ruder, who was supported by 15 points from Marcus Marshall. Marcus Marshall had 3 assists in a losing cause for Missouri State, while Jarmar Gulley grabbed 14 rebounds.
Wichita State trailed at halftime, 42-24.
Wichita State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 43-35.