Wichita State holds SLU to nine first-half points, wins 75-45

The Billikens (shown in a game earlier this season) struggled mightily against the Shockers.

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WICHITA, Kan. — Rashard Kelly scored a career-high 15 points and Wichita State routed cold-shooting Saint Louis 75-45 on Tuesday night.

Darral Willis Jr. added 12 points for the Shockers (8-2), who have won six games this season by 30 points or more to set a program record.

Jermaine Bishop had 12 points and Zeke Moore added 11 for Saint Louis (2-6), which shot just 26 percent from the floor on 15-of-58 shooting and made eight of 28 3-pointers (29 percent).

The Shockers opened on a 13-0 run before Jalen Johnson hit a 3-pointer for the Billikens with 10:46 remaining in the first half. Saint Louis made just three of 29 field goals in the first half, which helped the Shockers build a 36-9 halftime lead.

Wichita State outrebounded the Billikens 52-29. Kelly led the Shockers with eight boards.