Wichita State Shockers

Shocker report: WSU 67, SIU 55

Wichita State's Evan Wessel, left, and Rauno Nurger pressure Southern Illinois' Sean O'Brien into a turnover in the second half Wednesday.
Wichita State's Evan Wessel, left, and Rauno Nurger pressure Southern Illinois' Sean O'Brien into a turnover in the second half Wednesday. The Wichita Eagle

Wednesday’s box score

No. 13 Wichita St. 67, S. Illinois 55

S. ILLINOIS

Min

FG-A

FT-A

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Lavender

29

6-11

2-2

0-5

0

0

15

Caroline

24

2-5

0-1

1-5

1

3

4

Olaniyan

24

5-10

2-2

5-10

0

3

12

Beane

37

4-12

2-4

0-3

3

1

10

O’Brien

29

3-7

0-0

0-2

0

4

6

Pendleton

7

0-3

0-0

0-1

0

1

0

Goodwin

14

1-3

0-0

0-2

1

5

2

Djimde

14

0-1

0-0

0-0

0

2

0

Smithpeters

9

1-3

1-2

0-0

0

1

4

Verhines

13

0-1

2-2

0-0

1

0

2

Totals

200

22-56

9-13

11-34

6

20

55

Percentages: FG .393, FT .692. 3-Point Goals: 2-9, .222 (Smithpeters 1-1, Lavender 1-2, Goodwin 0-1, O’Brien 0-1, Beane 0-4). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots: 3 (Beane 2, O’Brien). Turnovers: 11 (Lavender 3, Olaniyan 2, O’Brien 2, Caroline, Beane, Djimde, Pendleton). Steals: 2 (Beane 2). Technical Fouls: None.

WICHITA ST.

Min

FG-A

FT-A

OR-TR

A

PF

PT

Wessel

25

1-4

0-0

0-4

2

0

2

Carter

23

11-15

3-4

1-3

0

1

25

VanVleet

21

1-4

0-0

0-3

4

3

2

Baker

33

3-5

4-5

0-3

5

1

11

Cotton

33

3-9

3-4

0-4

5

0

10

Kelly

12

1-2

1-2

0-0

0

1

3

Brown

18

1-1

3-4

2-2

1

2

5

Henderson Jr

6

0-2

0-0

0-0

0

1

0

Holland

5

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Simon

2

1-1

0-0

0-0

0

0

2

Walker

2

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Nurger

4

0-0

0-0

0-2

0

0

0

Wamukota

5

1-2

3-5

1-3

0

1

5

Morris

11

1-3

0-0

0-2

0

1

2

Totals

200

24-48

17-24

5-30

17

11

67

Percentages: FG .500, FT .708. 3-Point Goals: 2-12, .167 (Baker 1-2, Cotton 1-5, Kelly 0-1, VanVleet 0-1, Henderson Jr. 0-1, Wessel 0-2). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots: 6 (Baker 2, Carter 2, Morris, Wessel). Turnovers: 7 (Baker 2, Kelly 2, Henderson Jr., Cotton, Brown). Steals: 6 (Cotton 2, Brown, Carter, Wessel, Baker). Technical Fouls: None.

S. Illinois

22

33

55

Wichita St.

38

29

67

A—10,506. Officials—Terry Oglesby, Jeff Malham, Gene Grimshaw.

Happy in line

Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet scored two points and handed out four assists in 21 minutes, numbers that won’t attract much attention.

Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson noticed. He noticed that those stats didn’t appear to concern VanVleet in the least.

“Let me tell you why I love this kid,” Hinson said. “I shake Fred’s hand tonight. He’s smiling and he’s happy. There are other teams in this conference, including mine, that you’ve got players that are used to being the leading scorer, the best player … they get two points after a win and they’re going through the line with their head down and they’re upset. That’s the difference between that kid and most every other kid in the country.”

Worth noting

WSU freshman Rauno Nurger played four minutes, his first action since Dec. 31 at Drake. He missed two games due to illness … WSU sophomore Zach Bush said he will miss six weeks of practice while recovering from a stress reaction in his right foot. Bush, a walk-on, played in three games this season … A camera crew from CBS covered Wednesday’s game to work on a story about WSU’s Fred VanVleet. No air date is decided … Park Hill (Mo.) guard Landry Shamet and St. Anthony (N.J.) forward Markis McDuffie are among the 823 seniors nominated for the McDonald’s All American Game. The game is April 1 at Chicago’s United Center … WSU’s six first-half turnovers equaled or surpassed its total in four games … SIU is 0-5 in the MVC for the first time since 1987.

Paul Suellentrop

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