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Shocker report Shocker report: WSU 72, Bradley 50

  • Published Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at 11:02 p.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at 11:43 p.m.

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Tuesday’s box score

No. 5 WSU 72, Bradley 50

BRADLEYMinFGFTRebAPFPT
Barnes243-61-32-3228
Pickett245-130-04-81311
Taylor141-31-31-2043
Grier242-104-42-30310
Lemon, Jr345-142-40-21212
Bell150-10-00-0110
Fields20-00-00-0000
Alwan131-10-00-2002
Harris40-00-00-0100
Swopshire00-00-00-0010
Zecevic61-20-00-1002
Blake200-20-01-4000
Prosser191-20-00-2132
Wells10-00-00-0010
Totals20019-548-1410-3172050

Percentages: FG .352, FT .571. 3-Point Goals: 4-11, .364 (Grier 2-5, Pickett 1-2, Barnes 1-3, Lemon, Jr. 0-1). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots: 2 (Taylor, Bell). Turnovers: 13 (Pickett 4, Bell 3, Lemon, Jr. 3, Blake, Grier). Steals: 6 (Pickett 3, Lemon, Jr. 3). Technical Fouls: None.

WICHITA ST.MinFGFTRebAPFPT
Lufile200-26-82-6116
Early212-61-10-1016
VanVleet287-106-73-73122
Baker192-52-21-5137
Cotton232-80-00-2204
Green182-72-22-2208
Bush80-20-00-0120
Carter144-53-41-20111
Simon90-12-31-5012
Wiggins212-70-00-3115
Coleby190-01-20-5101
Totals20021-5323-2913-41121172

Percentages: FG .396, FT .793. 3-Point Goals: 7-21, .333 (VanVleet 2-2, Green 2-4, Baker 1-2, Early 1-3, Wiggins 1-5, Bush 0-1, Simon 0-1, Cotton 0-3). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 7 (Early 2, Coleby 2, Lufile, Wiggins, Green). Turnovers: 9 (Simon 2, Cotton, Early, VanVleet, Wiggins, Carter, Coleby, Lufile). Steals: 7 (Green 3, VanVleet 3, Early). Technical Fouls: None.

Bradley232750
Wichita St.403272

A—10,506. Officials—Don Daily, Brad Ferrie, KC Ely.

Help from deep

Wichita State freshman forward Derail Green scored a career-high eight points in a span of 61 seconds in the first half.

Green, who redshirted last season, is a three-point shooter trying to find his position. He also took a charge, blocked a shot and grabbed three steals. With forward Evan Wessel out with a sprained ankle, Green provided important minutes off the bench.

“Every time the ball touches my hands I’m ready to shoot,” he said. “I’m just trying to add to the team, add to the horses.”

Green, from Houston, played a career-high 18 minutes, up 17 from Saturday’s game at Missouri State.

“It’s been a long time coming,” sophomore guard Fred VanVleet said. “We all know he can shoot the ball. I thought he made some good plays on defense, getting some deflections to start the break.”

Friend of the team

The Shockers lost a big fan on Monday when Andrew Williams, 9, died of leukemia. Last week, the team and coaches took a meal to Williams, who was too ill to travel to a game.

“We’re all sad that such a young life ended,” WSU coach Gregg Marshall said. “We’ve got a great angel, now, in Andrew looking over us. The timing for our guys getting out there, to Peck, and visiting with him was vitally important.”

Several of the players used Twitter to express their sadness.

“#PlayAngry4Andrew,” sophomore Ron Baker wrote on his Twitter feed. “#Ripandrew you were and continue to be an inspiration to me and the team. definitely a part of our family. amazing young man,” wrote VanVleet.

Williams was a fourth-grader at Oatville Elementary School in Haysville.

“I think all of us had a little heavy heart,” VanVleet said. “We just wanted to take an opportunity when it comes and be thankful for what you’ve got.”

Worth noting

The deadline is Wednesday to buy tickets to Friday’s Shocker Sports Hall of Fame dinner at Koch Arena. Cost is $25 and the dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Basketball players Robert Elmore, Jason Perez, Joe Stevens, women’s basketball player Lisa Hodgson, baseball player Todd Dreifort and football player Lynn Duncan will be inducted during Saturday’s game against Indiana State.… Bradley guard Walt Lemon Jr., averaging 17.1 points, scored 12, his fewest in an MVC game.… The Shockers are 54 of 69 from the line in their past two games, outscoring their opponents by 35 points. In five MVC games, WSU has outscored its opponents 91-53 from the line. WSU’s Ron Baker made both his free throws and is perfect on 12 attempts in MVC play.… Marshall is closing in on his personal win streak of 19 games, accomplished during the 2006-07 season at Winthrop.… Bradley leads the series 71-63.

Paul Suellentrop

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