No. 5 Wichita State turns back Illinois State

NORMAL, Ill. — Cleanthony Early scored 23 points and No. 5 Wichita State erased a halftime deficit to defeat Illinois State 70-55 Wednesday night.

Early added 10 rebounds as the Shockers (20-0, 7-0 Missouri Valley) remained one of three unbeaten teams in major college basketball, along with top-ranked Arizona and No. 2 Syracuse.

Ryan Baker added 15 points and Wichita State used a 22-6 surge out of halftime to quiet a crowd of 9,510, Illinois State's largest in three years. ISU (11-8, 4-3) had won 10 of 13.

The Shockers made 11 of 27 from 3-point range, led by Early's 6 for 9. Illinois State was just 1 of 25 from deep.

ISU shot 32 percent overall (19 of 59).

Tekele Cotton scored 12 points for Wichita State.

No. 7 San Diego State 75, San Jose State 50

At San Jose, Calif., Xavier Thames scored 15 points and San Diego State extended the second-longest winning streak in school history to 16 games with a victory over San Jose State.

Josh Davis added 10 points and 12 rebounds, and Winston Shepard and Skylar Spencer scored 12 apiece for the Aztecs (17-1, 6-0 Mountain West), who won their first six conference games for the first time since starting 7-0 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association in 1966-67. San Diego State has also won its last 39 games against California schools.

Minnesota 81, No. 9 Wisconsin 68

At Minneapolis, DeAndre Mathieu and Mo Walker each scored 18 points, an outside-inside combination that helped Minnesota hand Wisconsin its third straight loss.

Malik Smith added 14 points, beating the shot clock on a 3-pointer with 39 seconds left. Austin Hollins had 11 points and four steals for the Golden Gophers (15-5, 4-3 Big Ten). Walker grabbed nine rebounds, and Mathieu went 8 for 13 from the floor.

No. 21 Michigan 75, No. 10 Iowa 67

At Ann Arbor, Mich., Nik Stauskas scored 26 points and Michigan held off Iowa to remain unbeaten in Big Ten play.

The Wolverines (14-4, 6-0) have won eight straight to set up a showdown in East Lansing on Saturday night with rival Michigan State, the league's only other unbeaten team in conference action.

Aaron White scored 14 of Iowa's points in a row down the stretch, but it wasn't enough to rally the Hawkeyes (15-4, 4-2) from an 11-point deficit.

No. 12 Louisville 86, South Florida 47

At Tampa, Fla., Wayne Blackshear scored 16 points to pace a balanced offense that carried Louisville to a rout of cold-shooting South Florida.

Luke Hancock and Montrezl Harrell had 14 points apiece for the Cardinals (17-3, 6-1 American Athletic Conference), who shot 52.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and just under 51 percent overall.

Richmond 58, No. 13 Massachusetts 55

At Richmond, Va., Kendall Anthony scored 21 points and Richmond hung on in the final minute to end a six-game winning streak for Massachusetts.

Anthony made his first four 3-point attempts for Richmond (13-6, 3-1 Atlantic 10), including one from the right side after the Minutemen had closed to 52-48 with 4:10 remaining.

No. 18 Duke 67, Miami 46

At Coral Gables, Fla., Jabari Parker had 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds as Duke earned its first league road win of the season by beating Miami.

Parker helped the Blue Devils to a 42-28 advantage on the boards, which allowed them to overcome a poor shooting night. Duke outscored Miami 22-7 on second-chance points.

No. 19 Saint Louis 76, Duquesne 72

At Pittsburgh, Mike McCall scored 13 points, including two free throws with 13 seconds remaining, and Saint Louis avoided an upset by beating Duquesne.

Reserve forward Grandy Glaze added 12 points and Rob Loe had 10 for the Billikens (18-2, 5-0 Atlantic 10), who won their 12th consecutive game.

No. 25 Oklahoma 77, TCU 69

At Norman, Okla., Ryan Spangler scored all 13 of his points in the second half and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to help Oklahoma hold off Texas Christian in a Big 12 game.

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