Wichita St. 85, Tennessee St. 71

Saturday, November 16, 2013 1:00 PM
Location - Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kansas
Officials - Sean Casey, Rod Dixon, Marques Pettigrew
Attendance - 10506

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Tennessee St. 29 42 71
Wichita St. 28 57 85

Recap


No. 16 Wichita State 85, Tennessee State 71: Tekele Cotton scored 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting as the host Shockers pulled away from the upset-minded Tigers in the second half. 

Cleanthony Early added 16 points and seven rebounds for Wichita State (4-0), which trailed by four less than a minute into the second half. Ron Baker pitched in nine points, eight assists and seven rebounds.

Patrick Miller led Tennessee State (0-4) with 23 points. M.J. Rhett added 16 points and a game-high 11 rebounds while Jaleel Queary scored 10 for the Tigers, who made just 4-of-16 attempts from 3-point range.

Miller's 3-pointer with three seconds left in the first half gave Tennessee State its second lead of the game and a 29-28 edge going into the break. Alex Bates' three-point play pushed the cushion to 32-28 with 28 seconds gone in the second half. 

Early's layup reclaimed the lead for Wichita State with 16:36 left as part of a 9-0 run. Early's three-point play and Cotton's 3-pointer pushed the Shockers lead to 10 with 13:07 to play and the Tigers were unable to get closer than eight from there.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wichita State reserve Nick Wiggins added 12 points and fellow backup Kadeem Coleby registered eight rebounds. … The Shockers shot 42.9 percent from 3-point range. … Tennessee State entered the game ranked second-to-last in the country in scoring at 54 points per game.

Tennessee St. Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Alex Bates 6:00 1-1 0-0 1-1 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 3
M.J. Rhett 38:00 5-9 0-0 6-9 4 7 11 1 4 1 3 3 16
Kennedy Eubanks 35:00 2-9 0-4 4-4 3 5 8 4 2 2 2 0 8
Patrick Miller 39:00 9-20 3-6 2-3 0 2 2 2 1 3 1 0 23
Jaleel Queary 26:00 4-8 0-1 2-6 1 4 5 0 3 0 2 0 10
Chaed Wellian 9:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
Jacquan Nobles 2:00 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
Jamonte Graham 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0
Ugo Mmonu 6:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jordan Gaither 22:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 1 3 0 4
Jay Harris 10:00 1-2 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 26-58 4-16 15-24 9 21 30 9 23 7 15 3 71
  44.8% 25.0% 62.5% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 15

Wichita St. Shockers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Cleanthony Early 28:00 6-13 1-5 3-5 2 5 7 0 3 2 3 2 16
Chadrack Lufile 9:00 1-4 0-0 4-6 4 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 6
Fred VanVleet 28:00 2-8 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 6 1 4 2 0 5
Tekele Cotton 27:00 6-8 4-4 2-2 1 2 3 1 3 0 1 0 18
Ron Baker 31:00 2-10 1-5 4-5 2 5 7 8 1 2 0 0 9
Kadeem Coleby 22:00 2-4 0-0 1-2 2 6 8 1 2 0 3 0 5
Darius Carter 16:00 3-5 0-0 3-3 1 3 4 1 4 0 0 0 9
Evan Wessel 11:00 1-3 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Nick Wiggins 20:00 4-5 1-2 3-5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 12
Derail Green 4:00 1-2 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3
Zach Bush 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0
John Robert Simon 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-62 9-21 20-30 12 24 36 18 23 8 11 3 85
  45.2% 42.9% 66.7% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 11