|Pos.||WSU (10-3, 1-1)||Ht.||Yr.||Pts.||Reb.|
F Carl Hall 6-8 Jr. 10.0 6.4C Garrett Stutz 7-0 Sr. 10.5 6.5G Toure Murry 6-4 Sr. 11.8 5.2G Joe Ragland 6-0 Sr. 12.3 x-3.5G David Kyles 6-4 Sr. 10.5 4.3 Evansville (7-5, 2-0)F Kenny Harris 6-6 Sr. 12.3 5.5F Ryan Sawvell 6-8 Fr. 4.3 2.6F Denver Holmes. 6-4 Sr. 10.7 x-3.4G Troy Taylor 6-0 Jr. 3.9 3.3G Colt Ryan 6-5 Jr. 20.2 x-2.8
Wichita State: Hall recorded his first double-double of the season with 17 points and a season-high 13 rebounds in Saturday’s loss to Creighton. Hall is averaging 12.6 points in his past eight games, making 41 of 60 shots (68.3 percent). The Shockers swept the series last season and have won three straight against the Aces. Last season’s win at Evansville snapped a three-game losing streak at Roberts Stadium, its previous home court. F Ben Smith added to his MVC Sixth Man of the Year credentials by leading WSU in scoring in both wins over Evansville. He averaged 16.5 points and made 10 of 14 shots, 5 of 9 from three-point range. Ragland also hurt the Aces, averaging 12.5 points (making 9 of 15 shots) with five assists and one turnover in the two games.
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Evansville: The Aces are 2-0 in the MVC for the first time since 1999. They are averaging 5,368 fans at the 11,000-seat Ford Center, their new home in downtown Evansville. They drew 9,454 for an opening win against Butler and 9,640 against Indiana. The MVC opener against Southern Illinois drew 6,105. The Aces are 5-3 at the Ford Center, losing to Indiana, TCU and Tennessee Tech. Sophomore G Jordan Jahr, who averaged 5.8 points in Evansville’s first eight games, broke his right foot in practice on Dec. 13 and is out for the season.
RPI as of Tuesday: WSU 29, UE 161