Shockers Lose At Home To Evansville
Associated Press - Thu 04:05 AM 02/28/2013
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Colt Ryan scored 29 points, and Evansville knocked off Missouri Valley Conference leader Wichita State 59-56 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 Saturday in the regular season finale, with the winner taking the number one 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.