Evansville, IN – Darius Carter and Ron Baker scored 18 points apiece to help 13th-ranked Wichita State beat Evansville 61-41 on Saturday.
Carter also grabbed 11 rebounds in the Shockers’ wire-to-wire win.
Shaquille Morris had nine points and Fred VanVleet added seven with five rebounds as Wichita State extended a record with a 24th straight regular- season Missouri Valley Conference victory.
The Shockers (16-2, 6-0 MVC) won their 12th consecutive league road game.
D.J. Balentine scored 16 points but shot 6-of-17 for the Purple Aces (13-5, 3-3), who were held to 30 percent shooting. They entered the game third in the nation in shooting at 51.1 percent while leading the MVC in scoring with an average of 74.6 points.
Egidijus Mockevicius finished with two points and eight rebounds after posting a double-double in each of the previous nine games for Evansville.
The Purple Aces kept pace with the Shockers early on, but went more than nine minutes without scoring to fall behind by double digits.
Wichita State put together a 10-0 run during Evansville’s drought to open a 28-15 lead late in the first half.
The Shockers continued to pull away and grabbed their largest lead at 51-28 when Baker hit a 3-pointer with 8:41 remaining.