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No. 5 Shockers stomp Illinois State

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Wichita State forward Darius Carter (12) shoots against the defense of Illinois State guard Nick Zeisloft during the first half of a Missouri Valley Conference basketball game on Wednesday evening in Normal, Ill.

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NORMAL, Ill. — Cleanthony Early and No. 5 Wichita State now have something else in common with Larry Bird’s Indiana State team.
Wichita State beat Illinois State 70-55 to remain unbeaten, along with No. 1 Arizona and No. 2 Syracuse.
The Shockers (20-0, 7-0 Missouri Valley Conference), coming off a Final four appearance last season, are the second MVC team to open a season 20-0, joining Bird’s Indiana State squad of 1978-79 that played in the Final Four.
“I think it’s a pretty big accomplishment,” WSU’s Ryan Baker said, “considering the other team to do it was ...


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