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Shocker report Shocker report (March 28)

  • Published Friday, March 29, 2013, at 12:10 a.m.
  • Updated Sunday, August 25, 2013, at 9:02 a.m.

Thursday’s box score

Wichita St. 72, La Salle 58

LA SALLEMinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Peterson200-00-00-0010
Duren373-72-31-2428
Mills332-82-22-3027
Wright226-94-51-50316
Galloway384-151-20-83211
Dunn10-00-00-0000
Hunt10-00-00-0000
Garland315-152-40-41116
Brown170-20-01-1020
Totals20020-5611-169-2981358

Percentages: FG .357, FT .688. 3-Point Goals: 7-18, .389 (Garland 4-7, Galloway 2-6, Mills 1-4, Duren 0-1). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots: 2 (Brown, Duren). Turnovers: 9 (Galloway 4, Wright 3, Peterson, Duren). Steals: 5 (Galloway 2, Garland 2, Brown). Technical Fouls: None.

WICHITA ST.MinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Armstead297-152-20-64218
Early274-110-03-7118
Hall277-112-33-81316
Baker344-63-42-42113
Cotton283-70-01-4226
Lufile60-10-00-2000
Williams150-20-01-3020
Wiggins51-20-01-1002
Orukpe81-30-04-9012
Van Vleet183-90-00-0217
White30-00-00-0000
Totals20030-677-917-47121372

Percentages: FG .448, FT .778. 3-Point Goals: 5-12, .417 (Armstead 2-3, Baker 2-3, Van Vleet 1-2, Williams 0-1, Early 0-1, Cotton 0-2). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 8 (Hall 3, Armstead, Wiggins, Baker, Orukpe, Cotton). Turnovers: 8 (Hall 3, Armstead 2, Early, Baker, Orukpe). Steals: 4 (Armstead 2, Van Vleet, Baker). Technical Fouls: None.

La Salle

223658
Wichita St.383472

Att.–18,232. Officials–Terry Wymer, Lamont Simpson, Ron Groover.

Small to start

Wichita State forward Cleanthony Early returned to the starting lineup, replacing center Ehimen Orukpe.

La Salle’s four-guard lineup gave Orukpe no good options for a man to guard. Carl Hall moved to center and Early started as a counter to La Salle’s small look. He started his 20th game, the first since March 8 against Missouri State in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.

On the bench

La Salle center Steve Zack was cleared to play on Wednesday after missing six games with a sprained left foot.

Coach John Giannini elected not to play him against WSU, even though his six may have helped. After practicing Wednesday, Zack tired quickly and woke up sore on Thursday.

“He had a lot of soreness,” Giannini said. “We didn’t think he could move well enough to help us.”

The big 3-0

Wichita State needs one win to set a school mark for victories in a season.

It tied the 2011 mark (29-8), set by the NIT champions, with Thursday’s win over La Salle.

The Shockers have won 25 or more games in four straight seasons, a first for the program. They are averaging 27.5 wins a season over the past four.

Shaq on their side

Recruit Shaq Morris, a center from Oklahoma City, will come to WSU versed in recent history.

He enthusiastically followed WSU in the tournament, recording his thoughts on his Twitter account.

“Mark my words WSU will be in the Elite 8 tomorrow,” he wrote on Wednesday.

During Thursday’s first game, he handed out a scouting report for the regional final.

“I want ohio state to win this one,” he wrote. “We match up with ohio state better.”

Worth noting

Len Elmore worked on the TBS broadcast with Reggie Miller and play-by-play man Kevin Harlan. Elmore, who played at Maryland, is the older brother of former WSU center Bob Elmore.… WSU improved to 11-10 in the NCAA Tournament, in its 10th appearance.… WSU improved to 2-2 against double-digit seeds in its past three NCAA appearances. It is 3-0 against higher seeds, beating a No. 1 (Gonzaga), No. 2 (Tennessee) and No. 8 (Pittsburgh).… WSU is 2-0 against La Salle.

— Paul Suellentrop

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