Illinois State beats Wichita State 74-59
NORMAL, Ill. (AP)—Champ Oguchi pumped in 16 points Wednesday night to lead Illinois State to a 74-59 Missouri Valley Conference win over Wichita State.
Landon Shipley added 15 points, including 3-for-3 shooting from 3-point range and 6-for-6 on free throws, and Osiris Eldridge contributed 14 points to the balanced Redbird attack.
Illinois State (22-5, 11-5 MVC) led 32-29 on 44 percent field-goal shooting at halftime, but improved its field-goal percentage to 56 after the intermission.
Clevin Hannah of Wichita State led all scorers with 21, while Ramon Clemente added 16 for the Shockers (13-14, 7-9).
Both teams had both won four of their last five games going into the contest, but the loss dropped Wichita State’s road record to a dismal 1-9. ISU is now 13-1 at home.
For Illinois State, the win was revenge for a 64-58 loss on Jan. 21 at Wichita.