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Unbeaten Shockers Rout Illinois State

Associated Press - January 22, 2014 11:03 pm

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) – Cleanthony Early scored 23 points as No. 5 Wichita State erased a halftime deficit to defeat Illinois State 70-55 Wednesday night.

Early added 10 rebounds as the Shockers (20-0, 7-0 Missouri Valley) remained one of three unbeaten teams in college basketball, along with top ranked Arizona and No. 2 Syracuse.

Ron Baker added 15 points as Wichita State used a 22-6 surge out of halftime to quiet a crowd of 9,510, Illinois State’s largest in three years.

ISU (11-8, 4-3) had won 10 of 13.