VanVleet leads No. 22 Wichita State past Evansville 78-65
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Fred VanVleet scored 32 points and Connor Frankamp added 10 to lead No. 22 Wichita State past Evansville 78-65 on Sunday.
The Shockers (16-5, 10-0 Missouri Valley Conference) have won 11 straight since starting the season at 5-5.
Evansville (18-5, 7-3) was led by D.J. Balentine with 18 points. Egidijus Mockevicius had 16 points and 12 rebounds in front of a record crowd at the Ford Center, but the Purple Aces lost for the second time in three games.
Wichita State relied on a stout defense, holding the Aces to just 23.8 percent shooting in the first half as it built a 32-21 lead.
The Shockers extended the lead to 48-28 when VanVleet made two free throws with 12:10 left in the game. Evansville didn't get closer than 12 the rest of the game.