Wichita State hoops cruises past Loyola

CHICAGO (AP) – Ron Baker hit three 3-pointers and finished with 19 points and Anton Grady scored 17 on 5-of-7 shooting to lead Wichita State to a 76-54 win over Loyola of Chicago on Wednesday night.

Baker scored seven during a 10-2 run to open the game and Wichita State never trailed.

Grady made a pair of free throws to put the Shockers (22-7, 15-2 Missouri Valley Conference) up by 18 with 2:52 left in the first half before taking a 37-27 lead into the break.

Wichita State led by double figures throughout the second half.

Devon Turk hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and finished with 18 points for Loyola (14-15, 7-10). Montel James scored 14 with 10 rebounds.

Wichita State made 23 of 27 (85 percent) foul shots while the Ramblers hit 13 of 21.

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