VanVleet scores 17 points, Wichita State beats UNLV 56-50

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting to help lead Wichita State to a 56-50 win over UNLV in a Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge game on Wednesday night.

Ron Baker added 13 points and six boards for the Shockers (4-4), who have won consecutive games following a three-game losing streak.

After Zach Brown made two free throws to give Wichita State a 47-37 lead with 7:49 left to play, the Rebels (7-2) reeled off seven straight points, capped by Patrick McCaw’s 3-pointer, which cut the lead to three (47-44).

A Jerome Seagears 3-pointer with 24 seconds left trimmed the Shockers lead to 52-50. But UNLV could not get over the hump as Conner Frankamp and Baker each hit a pair of free throws to ice the game.

Stephen Zimmerman Jr. scored 11 points and was the only Rebel in double figures.

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