Wichita State Shockers

Shocker report (Nov. 14)

Friday’s box score

No. 11 Wichita St. 71,

New Mexico St. 54

NEW MEXICO ST.

Min

FG-A

FT-A

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Eldridge

25

1-6

0-2

0-1

1

0

2

Barry

27

2-4

5-8

2-3

1

2

9

Baker

27

2-6

1-2

0-2

3

0

7

Nephawe

21

2-4

1-2

0-3

0

2

5

Mullings

30

4-7

5-6

0-6

0

2

14

Landry

13

0-0

2-4

0-1

0

0

2

Huggins

14

2-7

1-3

0-1

1

2

6

Taylor

8

0-1

2-2

2-4

2

2

2

Wilkins

13

0-0

0-0

1-2

0

2

0

Pennie

3

0-0

0-0

0-1

0

0

0

Siakam

19

3-5

1-2

3-5

1

3

7

Totals

200

16-40

18-31

9-32

9

15

54

Percentages: FG .400, FT .581. 3-Point Goals: 4-17, .235 (Baker 2-4, Mullings 1-2, Huggins 1-4, Barry 0-1, Siakam 0-2, Eldridge 0-4). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 3 (Nephawe, Huggins, Mullings). Turnovers: 20 (Mullings 4, Eldridge 3, Siakam 3, Taylor 3, Baker 2, Barry 2, Huggins, Nephawe). Steals: 6 (Mullings 2, Eldridge 2, Huggins, Wilkins). Technical Fouls: None.

WICHITA ST.

Min

FG-A

FT-A

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Wessel

18

1-2

0-0

2-5

0

1

2

Carter

12

4-10

1-2

2-4

1

3

9

VanVleet

36

3-8

0-0

2-5

4

0

6

Baker

30

6-13

4-4

0-4

1

1

16

Cotton

31

7-15

3-7

0-5

0

2

17

Kelly

13

2-3

0-0

3-4

2

3

4

Henderson Jr

9

1-2

0-0

0-0

0

2

2

Holland

8

1-1

0-0

0-1

2

2

2

Nurger

20

2-3

0-0

1-1

0

3

4

Wamukota

11

0-0

0-0

1-1

0

3

0

Morris

12

4-6

1-3

3-4

1

2

9

Totals

200

31-63

9-16

15-37

11

22

71

Percentages: FG .492, FT .563. 3-Point Goals: 0-11, .000 (Henderson Jr. 0-1, Wessel 0-1, Nurger 0-1, VanVleet 0-2, Cotton 0-3, Baker 0-3). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 4 (Baker, Nurger, Kelly, Carter). Turnovers: 12 (Cotton 2, VanVleet 2, Nurger 2, Morris 2, Kelly 2, Carter). Steals: 11 (VanVleet 7, Cotton 3, Baker). Technical Fouls: None.

New Mexico St.

21

33

54

Wichita St.

38

33

71

A—10,506. Officials—David Stevens, Gerry Pollard, Randy Heimerman

Good hands

Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet finished with seven steals in 36 minutes, matching the school record held by four others.

Teammate Tekele Cotton did it last season against Drake. Ernie Moore, in 1963, also recorded seven against Drake. Robert George got his against Bradley in 1992 and Cheese Johnson against South Dakota State in 1978.

Off the bench

Redshirt freshman Ria’n Holland came in first off the bench, followed quickly by center Rauno Nurger and Rashard Kelly, both freshmen. Redshirt freshman center Shaq Morris, freshman guard Corey Henderson Jr. and junior transfer Bush Wamukota also played in the first half.

Newcomers Zach Brown, a freshman, and junior Tevin Glass did not play and preserved the option to redshirt.

“It’s a possibility,” WSU coach Gregg Marshall said. “It’s not something we’ve discussed.”

Welcome home

Chevrolet, the Military Warriors Support Foundation and Wells Fargo gave a mortgage-free home to retired Staff Sgt. Nicholas White during halftime.

White, who lives in Salina, is a native of Hutchinson. He joined the Army in 2002 and sustained combat-related injuries in Iraq, during one of his four deployments. He is married with four children.

Worth noting

New Mexico State center Tanveer Bhullar (7-foot-3), on crutches and wearing a cast on his left foot, missed a second game for the Aggies. He redshirted last season and is the younger brother of 7-5 former Aggie Sim Bhullar … Former Shockers Xavier McDaniel and Aurbey Sherrod attended the game … WSU won its 24 straight regular-season non-conference game at home, including Koch Arena and Intrust Bank Arena, and its 26th including two NIT games. WSU last lost to a non-conference opponent at home in 2011 to VCU … The Shockers won their 18th straight home opener and 12th straight season opener.

Paul Suellentrop

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