WICHITA, Kan. -- Cleanthony Early scored 16 points to lead Wichita State over Illinois State 74-62 Wednesday night.
Early was 5 of 11 from the field. Williams scored 14 points and Malcolm Armstead and Nick Wiggins had 10 points apiece for the Shockers (16-2, 5-1 Missouri Valley). Carl Hall had a team-high 10 rebounds, and Tekele Cotton had seven points and seven assists.
Wichita State led 31-20 at halftime. Wichita State shot 46.6 percent from the field and had 44 rebounds. The Redbirds shot 32.8 percent and had 36 rebounds.
Illinois State has lost six consecutive games.
Wichita State has won 17 consecutive games at home.
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Malik Newman, who had widely been considered a one-and-done player, has chosen to transfer to Kansas to continue his college career.
Avery Johnson's first season as a college coach was a success by most measures, and he'll aim to keep the Crimson Tide rolling in the right direction.
Gonzaga has signed California transfer Jordan Mathews to a financial aid agreement for the 2016-17 season.