KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KAKE) - Wichita State men's basketball put on a defensive clinic in Kansas City on Monday afternoon, stifling Grand Canyon in a 55-43 win to start the Hall of Fame Classic at the T-Mobile Center. The Shockers now move into the championship game of the two-day tournament to take on San Francisco.

Senior guard Craig Porter Jr. led the way for the Shockers again with 14 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.

WSU sophomore guard Xavier Bell had a breakout game for the Shockers to help power them to the win. The Andover native matched Porter with a game-high 14 points. Jaykwon Walton followed up his nice performance at Richmond with 10 points today to go along with five rebounds. 

The Shockers defense was the star of the afternoon. They held the Grand Canyon offense to 27.1% shooting from the field and held the lead for over 35 minutes of the game. 

The Shockers will tip off against USF at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow in Kansas City looking to take home the program's first Hall of Fame Classic title since 2013.