No. 13 Wichita State handles Southern Illinois

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) – Shaquille Morris scored a career-high 17 points to lead No. 13 Wichita State to an 84-62 over Southern Illinois on Tuesday night.

Morris made 7 of his 8 shots for the Shockers (25-3, 14-1 Missouri Valley), who have won five straight.

Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker each scored 13 and Tekele Cotton added 10.

Deion Lavender’s 15 points led Southern Illinois (10-18, 3-12). Anthony Beane added 14 points and Jordan Caroline scored 10.

The Shockers led by 13 at the half and used a 9-0 run early in second half to put the game away. They made 10 of 19 3-pointers and had 18 assists on 28 baskets.

Wichita State started quickly in its fourth road game in its last six, hitting its first five shots on the way to an 11-2 lead.

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