WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Fred VanVleet had No. 16 Wichita State’s first triple-double in 43 years and Ron Baker scored 17 for the Shockers, who pounded Missouri State 78-35 on Saturday night.
VanVleet finished with 10 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in just 24 minutes for Wichita State (21-3, 11-1 Missouri Valley Conference). Shaquille Morris and Darius Carter added 10 points each.
Missouri State (9-15, 3-9) has lost nine of its last 10 and suited up just seven scholarship players due to injuries, illness and departures. Gavin Thurman led the Bears with nine points.
Starting point guard Dorrian Williams did not play due to symptoms from a concussion suffered Wednesday. Christian Kirk, scheduled to start at forward, also did not play due to “health issues,” according to coach Paul Lusk.