Wichita State Shockers

Shocker report: Wichita State 77, Seton Hall 68

Wichita State's head coach Gregg Marshall calls a play in the second half on Tuesday at Koch Arena. (December 9, 2014)
Wichita State's head coach Gregg Marshall calls a play in the second half on Tuesday at Koch Arena. (December 9, 2014) The Wichita Eagle

Tuesday’s box score

No. 11 Wichita St. 77,

Seton Hall 68

SETON HALL

Min

FG-A

FT-A

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Mobley

23

1-3

4-4

0-4

0

4

6

Gibbs

31

7-12

1-5

1-2

4

2

19

Whitehead

27

8-15

3-5

0-4

2

2

23

Sina

24

0-6

0-2

1-1

0

1

0

Delgado

25

3-5

2-3

3-7

0

4

8

Carrington

23

1-4

0-0

0-1

0

0

2

Karlis

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Sanogo

5

1-1

1-1

0-0

0

0

3

Rodriguez

18

1-3

0-0

1-1

0

4

2

Anthony

10

0-0

0-0

1-4

0

1

0

Manga

14

2-2

1-1

0-1

0

2

5

Totals

201

24-51

12-21

10-30

6

20

68

Percentages: FG .471, FT .571. 3-Point Goals: 8-20, .400 (Gibbs 4-7, Whitehead 4-7, Mobley 0-1, Sina 0-5). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots: 4 (Mobley, Delgado, Sanogo, Anthony). Turnovers: 18 (Gibbs 5, Manga 3, Whitehead 3, Mobley 2, Sina, Delgado, Carrington, Rodriguez, Anthony). Steals: 6 (Carrington 2, Rodriguez, Whitehead, Gibbs, Sanogo). Technical Fouls: Whitehead, Bench.

WICHITA ST.

Min

FG-A

FT-A

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Wessel

17

0-1

0-0

0-1

0

3

0

Carter

31

8-12

0-3

5-12

0

1

16

VanVleet

34

4-11

8-8

0-2

8

3

18

Baker

34

9-11

1-4

0-3

4

3

22

Cotton

30

5-9

0-0

1-3

1

2

11

Kelly

18

2-4

1-4

2-6

1

4

5

Brown

1

0-0

0-0

0-1

0

0

0

Henderson Jr

4

1-2

0-0

0-0

0

0

2

Holland

14

0-5

0-0

1-1

1

1

0

Nurger

5

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

2

0

Wamukota

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Morris

13

0-0

3-4

0-0

0

2

3

Totals

201

29-55

13-23

10-31

15

21

77

Percentages: FG .527, FT .565. 3-Point Goals: 6-13, .462 (Baker 3-3, VanVleet 2-3, Cotton 1-3, Wessel 0-1, Henderson Jr. 0-1, Holland 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 1 (Carter). Turnovers: 12 (VanVleet 3, Cotton 2, Carter 2, Morris 2, Brown, Nurger, Baker). Steals: 10 (VanVleet 4, Cotton 2, Carter, Holland, Wessel, Baker). Technical Fouls: None.

Seton Hall

25

43

68

Wichita St.

40

37

77

A—10,506. Officials—Tom Eades, Mike Stuart, Terry Oglesby.

Heat of the moment

Fred VanVleet did get hit in the back of the head by Seton Hall’s Brandon Mobley, even if the cameras missed it late in the first half.

“I’ve got to see it on film, but he definitely slapped me in the back of the head,” VanVleet said. “I think I bumped him and he bumped me back, and I was trying to run. He made me feel like a little kid.”

VanVleet kept playing and then talked to the officials and asked them to look at the replay monitor. They didn’t see the incident and VanVleet suspects they looked at the wrong segment from the game. Immediately after, WSU’s Ron Baker was knocked to the ground

“Ron got elbowed on the same play and I think they checked that,” VanVleet said. “I told them to check my play, and I think they checked Ron’s.”

Mobley saw it more as a misunderstanding than an action with malicious intent.

“I got tangled up with (VanVleet) and it was more me trying to get out of it,” Mobley said, making a swatting away motion. “It wasn't intentional. I went over to him and we talked later.”

Pirates freshman Isaiah Whitehead put on a shooting show, making 4 of 5 threes in the first half. After his fourth, he got carried away with his celebration and drew a technical foul for popping off in front of the WSU bench.

"I hit that three, turned, (WSU coach Gregg) Marshall was right there and I said 'that's good, coach', the ref saw it and gave me the technical," Whitehead said.

Early in the second half, Seton Hall’s bench was assessed a technical after a play in which Whitehead ended up on court. Pirates coach Kevin Willard didn’t think he did anything to earn the technical.

“I didn’t know it was on me,” he said. “I thought it was on somebody else, to be honest. I’m a super-nice guy.”

Worth noting

Darius Carter finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds, WSU’s first double-double since Cleanthony Early had 23 points and 10 rebounds at Illinois State on Jan. 22 last season … WSU improved to 9-9 against current Big East members under Marshall … WSU leads the series 2-0 … WSU made 13 of 23 free throws (56.5 percent) to drop its season accuracy to 64.7 percent.

Paul Suellentrop

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