New Mexico St. blown out by Wichita St. in rare non-conference matchup

WICHITA, Kan. — Ron Baker scored 13 points to move up Wichita State’s career scoring list and the Shockers beat New Mexico State 71-41 Monday night in a rare February non-conference matchup.

Baker moved into 12th place in program history with 1,503 points. He also became the fifth Shocker to reach 100 career wins.

Fred VanVleet added 12 points with seven assists for Wichita State (19-7), which rebounded after having its 43-game home winning streak come to an end last Saturday. The Shockers forced 20 turnovers and held the Aggies to 16-of-40 shooting.

Conner Frankamp nailed a deep 3-pointer with two seconds left before halftime to extend Wichita State’s lead to 37-24.

Pascal Siakam recorded his 22nd double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds for New Mexico State (18-9), which had its nine-game winning streak halted.

The game was originally scheduled for Dec. 28 but it was postponed when winter weather caused travel issues for the Aggies.