Wichita State tops Southern Nazarene 87-57

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Five Shockers finished in double-figures, as Wichita State took care of business vs. Southern Nazarene, 87-57, Tuesday night at Charles Koch Arena.

Wichita State (6-2) shot 52 percent from the floor and 44 percent from long range, while holding Southern Nazarene to a paltry 33 percent, including just 6-for-20 from three.

The Shocker bench collected 61 of the team’s 87 points, led by Shaquille Morris‘ 15 points in just 14 minutes and Zach Brown‘s 13.

Markis McDuffie added 11, Darral Willis Jr. finished a rebound shy of a double-double with 11 points and nine boards and Landry Shamet chipped in all 11 of his points in the first half.

Southern Nazarene’s Deshon Portley registered a game-high 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting and Jhonathan Dunn added 11 points.

Wichita State stormed out of the gates on a 14-2 run behind a pair of three pointers from Shamet and scores inside from Rashard Kelly. The lead grew to 32-11 with under eight minutes left in the half.

The Shockers scored the final six points of the half to take a 50-24 lead into the break. Shamet led all players with 11 points, while Morris and Kelly added nine apiece.

WSU shot 57 percent from the field in the first half and outrebounded SNU, 25-12.

Brown scored eight of his 11 points in the second half that saw both teams trade baskets for much of the final 20 minutes.

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The Shockers play their first true road game of the season on Saturday at Colorado State as part of the MVC-Mountain West Challenge Series. The 4 p.m. CT tip will air on CBS Sports Network.