WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Gal Mekel scored 16 points as Wichita State
opened its season with a 61-56 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff
It was the Shockers' first game under head coach Gregg Marshall.
The former Winthrop coach replaced Mark Turgeon, who left for Texas
J.T. Durley added 12 points for the Shockers.
Marcelle Goins led Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-2) with 14 points,
Larry Williams had 12 points and William Byrd added 11 for the
Wichita State led 35-28 at halftime and took its biggest lead at
47-30 on Phillip Thomasson's 3-pointer.
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