Wichita St. rallies past USF for 11th straight 20-win season
WICHITA, Kansas (AP) — Jaime Echenique tied his career high with 20 points as Wichita State defeated South Florida 65-55 on Thursday night and the Shockers have secured 20 wins for the 11th straight season.
Echenique sank two free throws and Dennis Dexter followed with a 3-pointer as Wichita State (20-6, 8-5 American Athletic Conference) fought out of the second of two ties midway through the final period with five unanswered points.
Wichita State began the season as one of eight teams to win 20 games in every season since 2010, joined by Kansas, Duke, Gonzaga, North Carolina, Saint Mary’s, Kentucky and Vermont.
Wichita State matches up against Cincinnati on the road on Sunday. South Florida matches up against UConn on the road on Sunday.