Couisnard scores 25 to lead Wichita St. past Evansville 68-54
WICHITA, Kan. (AP)—P.J. Couisnard scored a career-high 25 points in his final game at Koch Arena to lead Wichita State past Evansville 68-54 Tuesday night.
The Shockers (11-18, 4-13 Missouri Valley) moved past Evansville (9-19, 3-14) in the conference standings, leaving the Aces alone in last place.
Shy Ely led Evansville with 16 points.
Wichita State went into halftime with a 32-24 lead, but Evansville pulled to within three at 38-35 five minutes into the second stanza.
Wichita State still led by three midway through the half before breaking the game open with the help of a 3-pointer by Wendell Preadom—who had just six 3-pointers in 91 games coming into Tuesday. Couisnard added a deep 3-pointer and two free throws to give the Shockers a 57-49 lead with 4:30 left in the game.
Ramon Clemente had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Wichita State, which outrebounded Evansville 39-21.