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No. 2 Wichita State improves to 33-0, moves to Missouri Valley title game

Mar 8, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

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Cleanthony Early scored 20 points to lead No. 2 Wichita State to a 67-42 rout of Missouri State in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley tournament.

The Shockers improve to 33-0 on the season with the victory, one game away from heading into Selection Sunday with an unblemished record. They will play the winner of Indiana State-Southern Illinois at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Missouri State came closer than anyone to beating Wichita State this season, blowing a 19-point lead in an overtime loss back in January. Saturday’s game came without Jamar Gulley, however.

The Shockers used a 17-0 first half run to blow the game open, hitting five of their eight first half threes, and they put the game away with a 24-0 run in the second half.

The last time Wichita State won the Missouri Valley tournament was way back in 1987.

  1. onlyoneleft - Mar 8, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Why aren’t the No. 1?

    • spartyownsyou - Mar 9, 2014 at 1:09 PM

      Because they play in the Missouri Valley Conference and they have one of the most laughably easy schedules I’ve ever seen. Google it. I did this morning and I’m appalled. The better question is how are they possibly ranked as high as #2. The will be out of the tournament in the second round. If they played in the Big 10 they would be the 4th best team in the conference.

  2. onlyoneleft - Mar 8, 2014 at 7:27 PM


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