Wichita State Shockers

Shocker report (Feb. 21)

Sunday’s box score

WICHITA ST. 84, INDIANA ST. 51

WSU

Min

FG

FT

REB

A

PF

PT

Brown

19

5-7

0-0

0-2

2

2

11

Wessel

18

2-5

0-1

0-7

0

3

5

VanVleet

28

3-10

2-2

0-2

8

1

9

Morris

18

4-6

3-4

1-4

1

1

11

Baker

23

5-11

3-3

1-5

1

0

14

Kelly

13

0-2

1-2

1-4

1

3

1

Bush

3

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Simon

8

0-2

0-0

0-1

2

1

0

Grady

13

3-7

0-0

0-3

2

1

6

Nurger

5

0-0

2-2

0-0

0

0

2

Wamukota

5

1-2

0-0

0-0

0

3

2

Hamilton

5

1-1

1-1

0-3

0

2

3

McDuffie

21

2-6

6-6

1-2

1

2

11

Frankamp

21

3-6

2-2

0-3

2

0

9

Totals

200

29-65

20-23

8-42

20

19

84

Percentages: FG .446, FT .870. 3-Point Goals: 6-19, .316 (VanVleet 1-1, McDuffie 1-2, Frankamp 1-3, Brown 1-3, Wessel 1-4, Baker 1-5, Simon 0-1). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots: 6 (Baker 2, Morris 2, Brown, Wamukota). Turnovers: 4 (Grady, McDuffie, Hamilton, VanVleet). Steals: 7 (Baker 3, Wamukota 2, McDuffie, Kelly). Technical Fouls: None.

ISU

Min

FG

FT

REB

A

PF

PT

Smith

27

1-9

0-0

0-4

0

2

2

Scott

28

5-13

1-2

0-4

1

1

14

Brown

27

3-10

4-5

0-5

1

2

11

Van Scyoc

23

3-7

0-1

1-6

0

1

7

Murphy

17

1-2

2-2

2-3

0

3

4

Clemons

24

3-7

1-1

1-4

2

1

7

Bunschoten

15

1-4

1-2

1-3

1

4

3

Prusator

5

0-2

1-3

0-1

1

0

1

Burnett

6

0-2

0-0

0-0

0

1

0

Paige

12

0-1

0-0

0-0

1

1

0

Rickman

16

1-1

0-0

0-3

0

3

2

Totals

200

18-58

10-16

9-40

7

19

51

Percentages: FG .310, FT .625. 3-Point Goals: 5-26, .192 (Scott 3-8, Brown 1-4, Van Scyoc 1-4, Paige 0-1, Bunschoten 0-2, Burnett 0-2, Prusator 0-2, Smith 0-3). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots: 2 (Smith, Brown). Turnovers: 14 (Scott 2, Van Scyoc 2, Smith 2, Burnett 2, Clemons, Bunschoten, Paige, Rickman, Murphy). Steals: 0 Technical Fouls: None.

Wichita St.

44

40

84

Indiana St.

26

25

51

Take over the lane

Wichita State made 13 of 24 two-point shots in the first half and highlighted its depth while building its lead.

Sophomore center Shaq Morris scored seven of his 11 points in the first half. When Morris rested, senior Anton Grady added six to help WSU dominate the front-court matchups. Freshman forward Markis McDuffie added nine first-half points off the bench.

Shockers coach Gregg Marshall on Sunday's win. (Feb. 21, 2016)

“We definitely had the experience factor working in our favor,” WSU coach Gregg Marshall said. “Markis was tremendous in his minutes. Anton Grady was able to score in the mid-range, about 15-17 feet, and looked really good. We don’t have much drop-off when we go with those guys.”

Morris backed up Thursday’s foul-free 17 minutes against Missouri State by committing one in 18 minutes against Indiana State.

“He’s understanding that we really are good when he’s out there,” Marshall said. “Being smarter, not being frustrated, showing his hands, moving his feet.”

34WSU’s largest margin of victory over Indiana State (1981, 1989)

33 WSU’s margin of victory on Sunday

21-18WSU’s record at Hulman Center

WSU travels with defense

Wichita State has held its eight MVC road opponents to under 40 percent this season. The Sycamores made 18 of 58 shots (31 percent), its worst shooting game in Hulman Center this season.

For the season, WSU is holding MVC teams to 32.1 percent in their own gyms. Bradley made 37.8 percent of its shots, best of any MVC opponent.

“Defense is the most important thing, especially on the road,” WSU senior Evan Wessel said. “This year, we’re maybe being a little more aggressive and we’re getting out and denying in the half-court.”

WSU added Sunday’s margin, its largest at Hulman Center, to its list of landmark road wins. Its 74-48 win at Drake, its 74-55 win at Northern Iowa and its 83-58 win at Southern Illinois are also its largest at those schools.

Decision on Shamet forthcoming

Wichita State freshman Landry Shamet did not travel to Sunday’s game due to a family emergency, Marshall said.

While his absence again demonstrates that he won’t play this season, Marshall said he will wait until Shamet makes the announcement to consider it an official decision.

On Tuesday, Marshall said ankle soreness made it likely that Shamet would seek a medical hardship for this season.

In November, Shamet had surgery to fix a stress fracture in his left foot after playing in three games. He considered a mid-February return, before the ankle soreness kept him from practicing.

Paul Suellentrop and Todd Golden discuss Sunday's win by Wichita State over Indiana State. (Feb. 21, 2016)

Worth noting

The Shockers won their 10th MVC title, most of current members. Oklahoma State and Creighton both have 15.… WSU extended its series lead to 58-29 with its 17th win in the past 19 meetings and its eighth in a row at Hulman Center. In the previous seven, WSU’s largest margin was 16 and five came by 10 or fewer points. WSU’s previous biggest margin was 20 (92-72) in 1982.… The loss was Indiana State’s largest home defeat in an MVC game.… WSU guard Fred VanVleet recorded eight assists, which gives him 601 for his career. He is tied at No. 7 on the MVC list with Evansville’s Jeremy Stanton (1997-2001). Indiana State’s Jake Odum (2010-14) is sixth with 603. VanVleet averages 5.7 assists a game and took over the MVC lead from Northern Iowa’s Wes Washpun (5.6). VanVleet is attempting to become the fourth player to lead the MVC three seasons.

Paul Suellentrop

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