Shockers extend MVC winning streak to 25 games

Wichita State's Fred VanVleet heads up court after beating Missouri State's Tyler McCullough to a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 in Springfield, Mo. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Fernando Salazar)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – Ron Baker made five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points to lead No. 14 Wichita State to a 76-53 victory over Missouri State on Wednesday night.

Tekele Cotton and Fred VanVleet also scored 15 apiece for the Shockers (17-2, 7-0 Missouri Valley Conference), who have won 25 consecutive conference games dating to last year. VanVleet had seven assists, and Darius Carter scored 14 points for Wichita State.

Chris Kendrix and Dorrian Williams each had 10 points for Missouri State (8-11, 2-5). The Bears were outrebounded 38-24 and have lost five straight games.

Carter, who had a career-high 25 points in a win over Southern Illinois last week, scored the first eight points of the second half for Wichita State. Baker made consecutive 3s to fuel a 20-8 run as Wichita State built a 67-47 lead.

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