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Early, Lufile lead No. 11 Wichita St. past ORU

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Cleanthony Early scored 16 points, Chadrick Lufile had 14 and No. 11 Wichita State rallied from yet another halftime deficit to beat Oral Roberts 71-58 Saturday night.

Darius Carter scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half, and Tekele Cotton added 11 points for Wichita State (9-0).

Shawn Glover had 22 points on 9-of-22 shooting for Oral Roberts (5-4). Korey Billbury had 12 points and D.J. Jackson had 10 for the Eagles.

Wichita State trailed 30-22 at halftime, extending a familiar pattern.

For the sixth time in seven games, Wichita State ended the first half with a deficit or tied. And like most of the previous games, the Shockers emerged like a new team after halftime.

Early had two 3-pointers to key a 10-2 run to start the second half, and Wichita State used a 19-5 run to take a 51-37 lead midway through period.


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