Murry leads Wichita St. to win over Missouri St.

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SAINT LOUIS (AP)—Toure’ Murry scored 16 points and Ramon Clemente added 12 to lead Wichita State past Missouri State 59-46 in the opening round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Thursday.

Wichita State (16-15), which won for the fifth time in seven games, advances to face second-seeded Creighton (25-6) in a quarterfinal game Friday.

Kyle Weems led Missouri State (11-20) with 20 points, 16 in the first half. Will Creekmore grabbed 10 rebounds for the Bears.

Wichita State used a 10-2 run early in the second half to take control 40-31. JT Durley, who finished with 10 points and six rebounds, hit two baskets to key the spurt.

The Shockers held Missouri State to 29.1 percent shooting and had a season-high nine blocked shots.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Missouri St.
Kyle Weems Kyle Weems
7-15,  20 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Wichita St.
Toure' Murry Toure' Murry
4-9,  16 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists

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