Shockers beat Salukis in milestone win for Gregg Marshall

(AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Fred VanVleet had 12 points and 11 assists to lead No. 21 Wichita State past Southern Illinois 76-55 on Wednesday night.

Shaquille Morris had a season-high 13 points and Anton Grady added 10 for Wichita State (17-5, 11-0 Missouri Valley), which won its 12th straight.

Anthony Beane scored 15 of his game-high 20 points in the first half for Southern Illinois (18-6, 7-4). Bola Olaniyan had seven points and 16 rebounds for the Salukis, helping them outrebound the conference’s top rebounding team 48-31.

Beane, who was 3 of 10 from the field in the first game against Wichita State, needed less than 7 minutes to top that number of baskets. He scored 10 of Southern Illinois’ first 12 points, going 4 of 5 from the field.

With the win, Shocker head coach Gregg Marshall becomes the winningest head coach in Wichita State history with 221 wins. Marshall surpassed Hall of Fame coach Ralph Miller who coached at WSU from 1951-1964 and had 220 wins. Marshall has been the Shockers’ coach since 2008 when he took over for Mark Turgeon.

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