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Wichita State defeats Illinois State 74-62

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Cleanthony Early scored 16 points to lead Wichita State over Illinois State 74-62 Wednesday night.

Early was 5 of 11 from the field. Williams scored 14 points and Malcolm Armstead and Nick Wiggins had 10 points apiece for the Shockers (16-2, 5-1 Missouri Valley). Carl Hall had a team-high 10 rebounds, and Tekele Cotton had seven points and seven assists.

Wichita State led 31-20 at halftime. Wichita State shot 46.6 percent from the field and had 44 rebounds. The Redbirds shot 32.8 percent and had 36 rebounds.

Jackie Carmichael had 22 points and nine rebounds for Illinois State (9-9, 0-6). Tyler Brown had 14 point and nine rebounds, and Bryant Allen and John Wilkins had 11 points apiece.

Illinois State has lost six consecutive games.

Wichita State has won 17 consecutive games at home.

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