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Southern Illinois vs Wichita State Recap - Wichita State Wins 78-67

Wichita State got 19 points from Ron Baker en route to a 78-67 victory over Southern Illinois on Tuesday at Charles Koch Arena.

Wichita State won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 15-point spread.

Wichita State got 18 points from Cleanthony Early and another 12 points from Tekele Cotton. Ron Baker contributed 5 assists, while Darius Carter cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.

Southern Illinois got 25 points from Anthony Beane in a losing cause and another 13 points from Desmar Jackson. Anthony Beane contributed 3 assists for them, while Desmar Jackson had 7 rebounds.

Wichita State hit the break trailing 33-32 before taking care of business in the second half.

Wichita State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 32-29.