Scores

Final

Evansville 59

(17-13, 9-8 MVC)

Wichita State 56

(24-6, 12-5 MVC)

8:00 PM ET, February 27, 2013

Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kansas

1 2 T
EVAN 38 2159
WICH 28 2856

Top Performers

Evansville: C. Ryan 29 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast

Wichita State: T. Cotton 12 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast

Evansville 59, Wichita St. 56

Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. -- Colt Ryan scored 29 points, and Evansville knocked off Missouri Valley Conference leader Wichita State 59-56 on Wednesday night.

The loss, combined with Creighton's win at Bradley, dropped Wichita State into a tie with Creighton atop the conference. The teams play at Creighton on Saturday in the regular-season finale, with the winner taking the No. 1 conference tournament seed.

Ryan was 10 of 18 from the floor, including three 3-pointers, for the Purple Aces (17-13, 9-8), who didn't have anyone else in double figures.

Tekele Cotton had 12 points and Cleanthony Early 10 for the Shockers (24-6, 12-5), who saw their five-game winning streak snapped. The loss spoiled the final home game for seniors Malcolm Armstead, Carl Hall, Ehimen Orukpe and Demetric Williams.

Neither team scored after Cotton's dunk with 3:28 left. Wichita State was 0 of 7 shooting during that time, and Hall missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EVAN
WICH
Points 59 56
FG Made-Attempted 22-48 (.458) 21-55 (.382)
3P Made-Attempted 8-14 (.571) 4-19 (.211)
FT Made-Attempted 7-10 (.700) 10-16 (.625)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 13 4

2012-13 Season

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