WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Ron Baker scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half, leading No. 11 Wichita State past Division II school Newman 105-57 on Sunday.
Darius Carter scored 15 and Fred VanVleet added 12 for the Shockers (3-0), who led 67-33 at halftime against Newman (2-1).
Reggie Baker led Newman with 14 points, while Cortrael Colbert added 12.
The Shockers went 10 of 17 from the 3-point line in the first half.
Wichita State was a combined 4 of 27 from the 3-point line in its first two games. But Sunday’s barrage started right away, with Baker swishing a long 3 just 12 seconds into the game. Baker had three 3-pointers in the first seven minutes, helping Wichita State to a 21-10 lead.
But the Jets, which averaged 88 points in their first two games, were hitting from the outside, too. Reggie Baker made two of Newman’s four 3s in the first nine minutes, and his banked-in runner with 9:40 remaining in the half pulled the Jets within 26-20.
The Shockers took over from there.