Wichita State Downs Evansville 81-67 - Match Report
|Wichita State Downs Evansville 81-67 - Match Report|
Wichita State got 14 points from Fred VanVleet en route to an 81-67 victory over Evansville on Saturday at Charles Koch Arena.
Wichita State did not, however, defeat Evansville against the spread, which closed at 19.5 at most sportsbooks.
Wichita State got 14 points from Ron Baker and another 13 points from Cleanthony Early. Fred VanVleet contributed 5 assists, while Cleanthony Early cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Evansville got 26 points from D.J. Balentine in a losing cause and another 8 points from Egidijus Mockevicius. Duane Gibson contributed 7 assists for them, while David Howard had 5 rebounds.
Wichita State hit the break leading 39-33 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Wichita State as they grabbed 40 boards, while Evansville only had 29.