WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Joe Ragland scored 19 points, leading four Wichita State players in double figures, and the Shockers beat Northern Iowa 82-57 Wednesday night.
Ragland was 5 of 7 from 3-point range and David Kyles had 16 points, making all five of his shots from the field including four 3-pointers, for Wichita State (21-4, 12-2). The Shockers lead the Missouri Valley race by one game over No. 17 Creighton; they travel to Omaha, Neb., to play the Bluejays on Saturday.
Toure Murry scored 12 points and Garrett Stutz had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Wichita State, which never trailed against the Panthers (16-10, 6-8).
Seth Tuttle led Northern Iowa with 15 points. Wichita State led by 21 before UNI closed the half on a 13-0 run to trail 43-35 at the break. The Panthers got within three points, but the Shockers later scored 12 in a row to put it away.