Last of the unbeatens: Shockers remain perfect

Wichita State fans celebrate their team 88-74 win over Loyola of Chicago during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Wichita State fans celebrate their team 88-74 win over Loyola of Chicago during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) – Fred VanVleet scored 22 points on perfect shooting and No. 3 Wichita State beat Loyola of Chicago 88-74 on Wednesday night to remain the last unbeaten team in major college basketball.

Wichita State and Syracuse began the day as the only Division I schools with perfect records. But the Orange lost 62-59 to Boston College in overtime, and the Shockers used an 11-2 run early in the second half to help close out the Ramblers.

Cleanthony Early scored 18 points as Wichita State became the 19th school to begin a season with 28 straight victories. VanVleet was 6 for 6 from the field and made each of his 10 free throws.

The Shockers (28-0, 15-0) can clinch the Missouri Valley Conference title with a victory at home against Bradley on Saturday night.

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