Wichita State Shockers

Shocker report

Tuesday’s box score

WICHITA STATE (74) Min Fg-a Ft-a R A TO F TP

Ellis 12 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 3 2

Durley 13 3-5 0-0 0 1 0 3 6

Hatch 28 4-6 3-4 3 1 2 3 14

Hannah 27 2-6 0-0 3 6 1 2 5

Murry 33 7-14 0-1 3 1 2 2 18

Blair 28 2-4 0-0 6 2 1 1 4

Stutz 25 8-12 0-0 5 0 1 1 18

Kyles 16 1-1 0-0 1 4 1 0 2

Williams 13 2-3 0-1 2 1 0 2 5

Manigault 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0

Brown 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0

Mayes 1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 1 0

Totals 200 30-53 3-6 27 16 9 18 74

Team reb. 2

Percent 56.6 50.0

IOWA (57)

Min Fg-a Ft-a R A TO F TP

Cougill 32 4-6 2-2 4 0 0 1 11

Cole 26 2-3 0-0 1 0 0 2 4

Tucker 28 2-6 2-4 3 0 4 0 7

Payne 29 5-7 6-7 0 4 3 4 18

Gatens 35 3-8 2-3 3 3 3 3 8

Bawinkel 23 0-0 0-0 2 0 1 1 0

May 27 2-7 4-4 4 0 2 1 9

Totals 200 18-37 16-20 21 7 13 12 57

Team reb. 4

Percent 48.6 80.0

Wichita State 44 30 — 74

Iowa 30 27 — 57

Three-point shooting—WSU 11-21 (Murry 4-7, Hatch 3-4, Stutz 2-4, Hannah 1-4, Williams 1-2); Iowa 5-18 (Payne 2-2, May 1-6, Tucker 1-4, Cougill 1-3, Gatens 0-2, Cole 0-1). Blocks—WSU 1 (Kyles); Iowa 1 (May). Steals—WSU 8 (Hatch 2, Williams 2, Durley, Kyles, Blair, Stutz); Iowa 5 (Bawinkel 2, Tucker, Gatens, May). Technicals—None. Officials—Tim Nestor, Ray Natili, Raymond Styons. A—NA.

Look to shoot

Graham Hatch’s reputation as a hustler and defender is solid. He went into Tuesday’s game looking to be more aggressive on offense.

Much to Iowa’s regret, he did just that in the first half.

“Definitely, my shot was going,” Hatch said. “I don’t know if I was a little timid last game on my offense, but I need to be more of a threat.”

Hatch scored 13 of his career-high 14 points in the first half. He made all three of his threes in 16 first-half minutes.

On two of them, WSU made Iowa pay for playing off Hatch to help in the post. Hatch made threes on passes out of the post from J.T. Durley and Gabe Blair.

Hatch failed to score in Monday’s loss to Pittsburgh.

Stay in front

Iowa’s drive-and-kick offense got the better of WSU in the first four minutes of the game. The Hawkeye took a 12-7 lead by making uncontested jumpers.

“We certainly did not defend very well in the first four minutes,” WSU coach Gregg Marshall said.

After a timeout, the Shockers tightened up their defense. Hatch knocked the ball away from Matt Gatens and drew a foul diving for the loose ball. A Hatch steal led to an offensive rebound for Gabe Blair to give WSU a 15-12 lead. After Gatens walked, Garrett Stutz made a three for a 20-14 lead.

Iowa didn’t make a field goal for 4:24 in the half, allowing WSU to build a 25-16 lead.

“We wanted to fight over screens and make them shoot a contested shot,” WSU guard Toure Murry said.

WSU did that with some success. Iowa shot 48.6 from the field, but only 27.8 percent from three-point range.

What if we see him

The Shockers are off to Cleveland for Saturday’s game against Cleveland State. WSU worked some of coach Gregg Marshall’s connections to get practice time at the Cleveland Cavalier facility on Friday.

Clevin Hannah might lose his cool if he sees LeBron James.

“I can’t even speak, probably,” he said. “I wouldn’t know what to say if I saw LeBron.”

Worth noting

WSU evened the series at 4-4. The schools met for the first time since WSU’s 60-56 win in the 1981 NCAA Tournament.æ.æ.æ. The Shockers picked up their first win over a Big 10 school since 1988, a 78-68 win over Minnesota.æ.æ.æ. WSU is 28 of 70 (40 percent) from three-point range in four games. It made 32.2 percent last season. The 11 threes WSU made against Iowa topped last season’s high of 10.

_ Paul Suellentrop

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