The Wichita State Shockers beat the Drake Bulldogs 78-61 Saturday night to give the Shockers their 21st win of the season. Tekele Cotton had what was arguably the highlight of the game, slamming down a big one-handed alley-oop from Ron Baker with 30 seconds left in the first half.
In Tuesday night’s game against Illinois State, Cotton made a high-flying dunk that found him at the number two spot on the ESPN top 10 list for the night. Cotton went four-for-six in Saturday’s game, putting up eight points in the win.
The first half of the game saw the Shockers and Bulldogs evenly matched, battling three-point baskets back and forth. Baker and Cleanthony Early both scored two three-pointers in the first half.
Early shot 75 percent from the line, and was lead scorer with 19 points and seven rebounds in the game. Baker went two-for-six on three’s and scored 14 points.
Cotton made the final basket of the half with his highlight dunk sending the Shockers into the lockers up 37-29.
Cotton kicked off the second half of play with a follow up dunk.
Baker made a layup and free throw to start WSU on a 9-3 run, finished off with a layup by Fred VanVleet with 12:11 left in the game.
With 4:45 Early put up his last basket of the game to give WSU their biggest lead of the night 50-75.
After being plagued by slow starts during their undefeated season, the Shockers looked more solid in the first half than most starts this season.
Shockers go 21-0 after win against Drake
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