Wichita St. 83, Utah St. 76

Joe Ragland and David Kyles combined for 37 points and 10

3-pointers, and Wichita State closed the first half on a 17-0 run

en route to an 83-76 victory over Utah State on Saturday night.

The Shockers (7-2), who have won five straight, led 24-20 with

5:15 left in the half before hitting five 3-pointers during the

game-turning spurt. Ragland and Kyles each hit two of those

long-range shots.

Ragland finished with 19 points while hitting 4 of 7 3-pointers;

Kyles had 18 points on 6 of 12 shooting from beyond the arc.

Utah State (4-5) got 18 points from Brockeith Pane and 15 from

Preston Medlin.

The Aggies battled back in the second half, pulling within 68-64

with 4:40 remaining. But Toure Murry scored on a jumper and Ragland

hit another 3-pointer to put the Shockers comfortably ahead.