Wichita State Shockers

Shocker report: WSU 82, LSU 47

Wichita State takes on LSU on Wednesday in Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Wichita State takes on LSU on Wednesday in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Battle 4 Atlantis

Wednesday’s box

LSU

Min

FG-A

FT-A

R

A

F

Pt

Epps

19

1-2

0-0

2

1

2

2

Reath

16

4-11

3-3

2

1

2

11

Blakeney

31

5-14

0-0

7

1

1

12

Mays

20

0-6

2-2

2

2

0

2

Sampson

24

1-7

0-1

2

0

3

2

Patterson

26

3-9

0-1

8

1

0

7

Victor

17

2-9

1-4

5

0

3

5

Robinson

16

0-0

1-2

2

1

3

1

Hayward

17

1-2

0-0

1

1

2

3

Sims

14

1-4

0-0

4

0

2

2

Totals

200

18-64

7-13

36

8

18

47

Percentages: FG .281, FT .538. 3-Point Goals: 4-25, .160 (Blakeney 2-6, Hayward 1-2, Patterson 1-6, Epps 0-1, Victor 0-2, Sims 0-2). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots: 5 (Sims 2, Sampson, Robinson, Victor). Turnovers: 13 (Epps 2, Patterson 2, Mays 2, Robinson 2, Blakeney 2, Reath, Sampson). Steals: 9 (Hayward 2, Sampson 2, Blakeney, Mays, Hayward). Technical Fouls: None.

Wichita St.

Min

FG-A

FT-A

R

A

F

Pt

Brown

20

1-4

1-2

5

0

1

3

Kelly

21

3-7

1-3

5

0

0

8

Morris

16

2-9

1-2

6

1

3

5

Frankamp

24

3-4

0-0

1

7

0

8

Shamet

19

5-10

1-1

5

3

1

12

Keyser

4

0-0

0-0

0

1

1

0

Reaves

12

1-3

0-1

2

1

0

3

Nurger

11

2-5

1-2

3

1

2

7

Barney

3

1-1

0-0

0

0

0

2

Bush

2

0-1

0-0

1

0

0

0

Willis

17

4-10

0-1

5

0

3

8

Malone

2

0-0

0-0

0

1

0

0

McDuffie

23

6-9

2-2

5

0

2

15

Smith

14

2-4

2-2

2

1

1

6

Simon

5

1-1

2-2

0

0

0

5

Hamilton

7

0-2

0-0

2

0

0

0

Totals

200

31-69

11-18

55

16

14

82

Percentages: FG .449, FT .611. 3-Point Goals: 9-18, .500 (Frankamp 2-2, Nurger 2-3, Simon 1-1, Shamet 1-2, McDuffie 1-2, Reaves 1-2, Kelly 1-2, Morris 0-1, Bush 0-1, Brown 0-2). Team Rebounds: 11. Blocked Shots: 3 (Nurger, Brown, Willis). Turnovers: 14 (Brown 2, Shamet 2, Keyser 2, Kelly, Morris, Smith, Bush, Malone, Willis, Hamilton). Steals: 7 (Shamet 2, Frankamp 2, Reaves, Simon, Smith). Technical Fouls: None.

LSU

19

28

47

Wichita St.

46

36

82

Shockers on stop

The postgame questions went to offense again and again. WSU coach Gregg Marshall had to throw up a stop sign.

“We did hold them to 28 percent (shooting),” he said. “You guys are missing the story. Everybody wants to talk about offense.”

While WSU’s outside shooting overshadowed the grittier stuff, defense led the way early. WSU led 11-0 and didn’t give up a point until 14:32 remained in the first half. It didn’t allow a field goal until Jayln Patterson’s three-pointer with 14:09 to play in the first half.

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The Tigers missed their first seven shots.

Rashard Kelly helped set the tone by diving on the floor for a steal, a play that led to a three-point play and a 7-0 lead. Shaq Morris deflected a pass to create a steal. WSU’s Rauno Nurger took a charge to negate a basket by Wyade Sims.

“Early on, you get big energy plays like that and that hurts the other team and kills the vibe for them and builds our,” WSU guard Landry Shamet said.

Home on the islands

Wichita State assistant coach Kyle Lindsted feels more at home during the tournament than anybody in the program.

He is a frequent visitor to the Bahamas and helped build Sunrise Christian Academy to prominence with athletes from the country. His most well-known recruit is Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield, now with the New Orleans Pelicans.

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Two former Sunrise players from the Bahamas are in the tournament — Michigan State guard Tum Tum Nairn and Marvin Clark of St. John’s.

Lindsted coached at Sunrise from 2000-15 before joining the WSU staff.

Other games

No. 20 Baylor 71, VCU 63 — The Bears outscored VCU 27-14 at the foul line and scored 21 second-chance points on 13 offensive rebounds. Johnathan Motley scored 19 points to lead Baylor (4-0). JeQuan Lewis led the Rams (3-1) with 21 points and five assists.

No. 24 Michigan State 73, St. John’s 62 — Freshman Miles Bridges scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Spartans (3-2). Marcus LoVett led St. John’s (2-2) with 20 points.

No. 10 Louisville 68, Old Dominion 62 (OT) — Donovan Mitchell scored 17 points for the Cardinals (4-0).

Worth noting

The Shockers handed LSU its worst non-conference loss since a 111-67 loss to Oklahoma State in 1994. It is LSU’s worst loss since an 84-48 loss to Kentucky in 1997. WSU’s 35-point margin ranks third in Battle 4 Atlantis history behind Michigan’s 102-47 win over Charlotte (2015) and Iowa’s 89-53 win over UTEP (2013). … WSU defeated LSU for a fifth straight time and leads the series 5-1. The teams are both in the 2017 Maui Invitational field. … WSU snapped a four-game losing streak in regular-season tournaments. It started with a 2014 loss to George Washington in the championship game of the Diamond Head Classic and continued with losses to Southern California, Alabama and Iowa in the Orlando Classic last season. … WSU continued its strong bench scoring with 46 bench points, bringing the season total to 261, an average of 52.2 points a game.

Paul Suellentrop

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