McDuffie returns as the No. 11 Shockers rally to beat FGCU

Posted: Updated:
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -

Landry Shamet scored 23 points to push No. 11 Wichita State past Florida Gulf Coast 75-65 on Friday night.

Shamet was 8 of 12 from the field while the rest of his team went 14 of 44.

Darral Willis finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds for Wichita State (10-2).

Brandon Goodwin scored 20 points to lead Florida Gulf Coast (7-7), and Zach Johnson had 19. Goodwin and Johnson were a combined 15 of 38 from the field.

Among the most notable developments was the season debut of Markis McDuffie, a 6-foot-8 junior who led the Shockers in scoring and rebounding last season. McDuffie missed the first 11 games recovering from a stress fracture in his left foot that required surgery.

McDuffie, who returned to practice this week, had three points and four rebounds in a planned 10 minutes of playing time.

A layup by the Eagles' Brady Ernst tied the score 61-61 with 4:48 remaining. Free throws and a tip-in by Willis helped the Shockers finally pull away.

Wichita State was 22 of 26 at the free throw line while Gulf Coast was 6 of 10.

BIG PICTURE:

Florida Gulf Coast: The Eagles have lost five of their last six games, but they were competitive to the end on the road against a ranked team.

Wichita State: The Shockers avoided a terrible loss for the second straight game but end their non-conference schedule with plenty of questions.

UP NEXT

Florida Gulf Coast: The Eagles travel to Rhode Island on Wednesday.

Wichita State: The Shockers play their first American Athletic Conference game Dec. 30 at Connecticut.
 

  • Most Popular Stories

    • MGN Online

      Half of Kansas at high risk for West Nile virus

      The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections for half of the state.

    • Restaurant report card

      The concert Crewstview Bevco at Crewstview country club had several safety violations. Inspectors found strawberries covered in white and green mold. Tomatoes, pasta, ham and other food was being stored at unsafe temperatures and inspectors found old food debris was built up on the can opener and slicer.  This restaurant is found to be out of compliance.  Neighbors bar and grill on west 21st street needs to make some changes. Inspectors saw an employee touching raw eggs th...

    • (Andrew Jansen/The Springfield News-Leader via AP). Rescue crews work at the scene of a deadly boat accident at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., Thursday, July 19, 2018. A sheriff in Missouri said a tourist boat has apparently capsized on the lake, lea...

      The Latest: Boat victims mourned

      A Missouri sheriff says at least 11 people have now been confirmed dead after a boat carrying tourists on a lake in a popular vacation city capsized and sank.
    • Kansas woman recounts hours leading to Missouri duck boat accident

      As the community met to grieve for the 17 tourists killed riding on a duck boat across Table Rock Lake, Lyons, KS native, Becky Rombeck is counting her blessings. Her boat left just 30 minutes earlier than the ill-fated boat that capsized in a storm. “It’s just so scary. You, know you just did it and then 17 people are killed,” Rombeck said. Rombeck said the weather outside appeared to be perfect. “The weather was beautiful. You could see the clouds coming i...

    • Day care owner gets probation for trying to kill toddler

      Nataliia Karia, 43, received her punishment in Hennepin County court after pleading guilty to attempted murder and third-degree assault earlier.

    • KTVX

      Wichita woman among 3 killed in Utah motorcycle crash

      One of the victims was identified as 53-year-old Judith Murray of Wichita. She was riding a motorcycle driven by 50-year-old Jason Murray.

    • Crews from multiple Missouri agencies are on the scene of a mass casualty incident with a "tourist-type boat involved," the Stone County Fire Department said in a statement.  Full Credit: Southern Stone County Fire Protection District

      As investigation into deadly duck boat incident begins, survivor describes almost drowning

      A day after a duck boat capsized and sank during a severe storm at a southern Missouri lake, killing at least 11 people, divers are resuming a search for six people who remain missing.
    • Mom warns of Fortnite fraud after teen son's account was taken over

      A mother wants to help protect other families from scammers after her teenage son was allegedly duped while playing the competitive fighting game, Fortnite. Fortnite is a wildly popular multiplayer survival game where players join teams and battle up to 100 others to be the last person standing. Since its release last year, the game now has more than 45 million players, and according to research from SuperData, a provider of data and market intelligence on digital games, collected $3...
    • DA: No charges in death of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez

      The last page of a report provided to the media says, "In light of the death of the sole suspect in the death of Lucas Hernandez, no charges will be filed concerning his death in February of 2018."

    • Table Rock Lake duck boat accident leaves 17 dead, including children

      The Ride the Ducks boat sank Thursday night in Table Rock Lake near Branson. Seventeen people died.