Wichita St. holds off Indiana St. 76-70
WICHITA, Kan. (AP)—J.T. Durley scored 16 points, capped by a key layup off a behind-the-back pass from Toure Murry, to lead Wichita State over Indiana State 76-70 on Tuesday night.
The Shockers (15-14, 8-9 Missouri Valley) also got 12 points each from A.J. Hawkins and Clevin Hannah as they won their eighth straight at home.
Indiana State (8-20, 6-11) was led by Jay Tunnell’s game-high 22 points while Rashad Reed added 19. The Sycamores lost despite going 28-of-34 from the free-throw line.
After leading by 10 four times in the second half, Wichita State saw its lead drop to 64-60 with 3:06 remaining. But Hawkins and Durley had key shots as the Shockers kept Indiana State from getting within five points again.
The Shockers led 26-12 with 9 minutes left in the first half but Tunnell controlled the rest of the period. He had 14 points by halftime and helped the Sycamores tie it at 35 at the break.