Wichita St. 73, N. Iowa 55
Toure Murry had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Wichita State
used a big second-half surge to beat Northern Iowa 73-55 on
Graham Hatch had 13 points and J.T. Durley and Ben Smith 10 each
for the Shockers (21-5, 12-3 Missouri Valley), who remained tied
for first place in the conference standings with Missouri State,
which defeated Illinois State on Saturday.
Hatch’s 3-pointer with 10:09 remaining gave Wichita State a
53-47 lead and ignited a 23-1 run in a span of 8:15.
Murry had seven points and hit a 3-pointer during the surge.
Meanwhile, the Panthers (18-9, 9-6) went 0 for 9 from the floor and
committed four turnovers.
Kwadzo Ahelegbe scored 15 points and Johnny Moran added 10
points and eight rebounds for Northern Iowa, which has lost three
straight without leading rebounder Lucas O’Rear, who suffered an
season-ending ankle fracture in a win against Illinois State on
The Shockers are 7-0 in conference road games, with each victory
by double digits.