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No. 4 Shockers pull away from UNI

Missouri Valley Conference

Northern Iowa guard Wes Washpun loses the ball between Wichita State’s Kadeem Coleby, left, and Tekele Cotton.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Tekele Cotton scored 18 points and fourth-ranked Wichita State beat Northern Iowa 82-73 on Saturday night, clearing perhaps its toughest remaining hurdle for an unbeaten regular season.
Cleanthony Early had all 16 of his points in the first half for the Shockers (25-0, 12-0 Missouri Valley Conference). They became the first team to open 25-0 since Derrick Rose helped Memphis win its first 26 games in 2007-08.
Northern Iowa got as close as 44-43 before Wichita State went on a 12-1 run early in the second half. The Panthers pulled back within single digits before Fred VanVleet ...

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