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Shocker report (Feb. 25)

  • Published Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at 11:23 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at 7:08 a.m.

Tuesday’s box score

No. 2 Wichita St. 69, Bradley 49

WICHITA ST.MinFGFTREBAPFPT
Early353-114-40-42112
Coleby71-20-00-0022
VanVleet324-60-00-34211
Baker316-120-00-64215
Cotton334-73-53-74213
Lufile192-53-40-4027
Green10-00-00-0000
Wessel120-00-01-2020
Bush10-00-00-0000
Carter183-33-43-7119
Simon10-00-00-0010
Wiggins100-10-00-0000
Totals20023-4713-177-36151569

Percentages: FG .489, FT .765. 3-Point Goals: 10-21, .476 (VanVleet 3-3, Baker 3-7, Cotton 2-3, Early 2-7, Wiggins 0-1). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 6 (Early 2, Lufile 2, Carter, Coleby). Turnovers: 10 (Cotton 2, Early 2, Lufile, VanVleet, Carter, Wessel, Green). Steals: 3 (Cotton, Wiggins, Early). Technical Fouls: None.

BRADLEYMinFGFTREBAPFPT
Barnes344-80-02-50210
Pickett375-203-38-153413
Prosser280-12-22-5032
Alwan50-10-01-1000
Lemon, Jr386-205-61-31218
Bell321-42-20-2145
Fields10-00-00-0000
Swopshire10-10-20-0000
Taylor120-00-00-0030
Grier100-41-20-3011
Zecevic00-00-00-0000
Blake10-00-00-0000
Wells10-00-00-0000
Totals20016-5913-1716-3751949

Percentages: FG .271, FT .765. 3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (Barnes 2-3, Bell 1-2, Lemon, Jr. 1-3, Swopshire 0-1, Grier 0-2, Pickett 0-3). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 1 (Prosser). Turnovers: 6 (Barnes 2, Pickett 2, Bell, Prosser). Steals: 5 (Lemon, Jr. 2, Bell 2, Alwan). Technical Fouls: None.

Wichita St.353469
Bradley252449

A—10,257. Officials—Tom O’Neill, Bo Boroski, Kipp Kissinger.

Winning the numbers game

Keeping track of Wichita State’s climb on the charts is a full-time job.

The Shockers are 30-game winners for consecutive seasons, matching Bradley’s 1949-50 and 1950-51 teams as the only Valley teams to do so. They are the seventh MVC team to win 30 or more. Bradley, which also won 30-plus in 1985-86, is the only other team to do it more than once.

WSU matched the 1982-83 Shockers with its 17th conference win. That team finished 17-1, losing at Illinois State 54-53.

Double time

Wichita State junior forward Darius Carter earned Missouri Valley Conference newcomer of the week honors for the second time in the past three weeks.

Carter, from Akron, Ohio, scored 13 points at Loyola and 15 against Drake last week. He made 11 of 16 shots, all in a reserve role. Entering Tuesday’s game at Bradley, Carter averaged 11 points a game in his previous five, making 22 of 33 shots.

Loyola freshman Milton Doyle and Illinois State junior Daishon Knight have won the newcomer award four times each.

Worth noting

Scouts from five NBA teams were expected — the Heat, Hawks, Mavericks, Rockets and Pelicans … Bradley honored seniors Walt Lemon Jr., Jordan Prosser, Tyshon Pickett and Mason Alwan, who all started.… WSU won its ninth straight over Bradley, its longest streak in the 135-game series. Bradley leads the series 71-64 and 49-19 in Peoria. WSU has won four in a row at Bradley, three by double figures … WSU is the highest-ranked team to play at Carver Arena (opened in 1982) and the first defending Final Four team to visit … The crowd of 10, 257 is the largest of the season at Bradley, topping Saturday’s crowd of 8,931 against Loyola.

-Paul Suellentrop

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