Mondays box score
No. 12 WICHITA ST. 90, DEPAUL 72
Percentages: FG .441, FT .609. 3-Point Goals: 6-19, .316 (Hamilton IV 3-4, Crockett 1-1, Melvin 1-3, Garrett Jr. 1-4, McDonald 0-1, McKinney 0-1, Young 0-5). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots: 1 (Melvin). Turnovers: 11 (Melvin 3, Young 2, Ryckbosch 2, Garrett Jr. 2, Crockett, Marcius). Steals: 3 (Young, Hamilton IV, McKinney). Technical Fouls: McDonald.
Percentages: FG .596, FT .676. 3-Point Goals: 3-8, .375 (Baker 1-2, Wiggins 1-2, Early 1-2, Cotton 0-2). Team Rebounds: 1. Blocked Shots: 4 (Coleby, Wiggins, Early, Baker). Turnovers: 6 (Early 3, VanVleet, Cotton, Baker). Steals: 5 (VanVleet 2, Wiggins, Baker, Lufile). Technical Fouls: Cotton.
A7,682. OfficialsPaul Janssen, Terry Davis, Keith Kimble.
Twelve good teams
WSU moved up two spots to No. 12 in the Associated Press poll.
It is the highest spot in the AP poll during coach Gregg Marshalls seven seasons. The Shockers previously peaked at No. 15 on Feb. 27, 2012 and Jan. 28, 2013. It is the programs highest spot since it spent two weeks at No. 8 in December 2006.
WSU is also No. 12 in the coaches poll.
Koch Arena east
Shocker fans, not surprisingly, dominated the lower level of Sprint Center with black and yellow. Many arrived for the opening game and by tip off they filled most of nine sections in between the baskets.
They hit a peak late in the half, following Fred VanVleets urging to get up and make noise after the Shockers took a 50-34 lead.
Former Shocker Xavier McDaniel, wearing a Play Angry shirt, joined most of the other inductees to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on the court at halftime. He received a standing ovation, even before his name was announced, by the pro-Shocker crowd.
Kansan Gene Keady, who coached at Beloit High, Hutchinson Community College and Purdue, also received a nice hand from the crowd.
Houston star Elvin Hayes, Gramblings Bob Hopkins, UCLAs Marques Johnson, Marylands Tom McMillen joined McDaniel as players honored. Coach Rollie Massimino and contributors George Raveling and George Killian, executive director of the NJCAA for 35 years, were also inducted in a ceremony Sunday. The 1963 Loyola Ramblers, who won the NCAA title, became the first team honored by the Hall of Fame.
Darius Carter returned midway through the first half. Carter missed Wednesdays game at Tulsa with a strained tendon in his right foot DePaul freshman center Tommy Hamilton IV made two threes early in the game. He entered the game 2 of 7 in four previous games. Walk-on John Robert Simon scored his first points with five free throws in the final three minutes.