McDuffie scores 20 to lift Wichita St. over Furman in NIT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Markis McDuffie had 20 points as Wichita State topped Furman 76-70 in the first round of the NIT on Wednesday night.

Jaime Echenique had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Wichita State (20-14). Erik Stevenson added 12 points and six rebounds. Asbjorn Midtgaard had 10 rebounds for the visitors.

Matt Rafferty had 27 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals for the Paladins (25-8). Jordan Lyons added 19 points. Clay Mounce had 10 points.