Couisnard scores 25 to lead Wichita St. past Evansville 68-54

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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.

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 Top Performers
Shy Ely Shy Ely
5-11,  16 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Wichita St.
P.J. Couisnard P.J. Couisnard
9-14,  25 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists

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