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Wichita State Holds Off Indiana State

Associated Press - February 5, 2014 9:43 pm

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – Cleanthony Early scored 19 points and Tekele Cotton added 14 as No. 4 Wichita State remained unbeaten with a 65-58 victory at Indiana State Wednesday night.

The Shockers (24-0, 11-0 Missouri Valley) extended their school record winning streak and improved to 11-0 in conference play for the first time in school history. They have won three straight in the series.

The only other undefeated team in Division I is No. 2 Syracuse (22-0).

Manny Arup had 16 points and Jake Odum added 11 for Indiana State (17-6, 8-3) which couldn’t avoid a rare home loss. The Sycamores were 8-0 at home this season and fell to 40-11 at the Hulman Center under fourth year coach Greg Lansing. Four of those losses have come to the Shockers.

Wichita State led 50-39 with 12:34 to go. Indiana State got as close as 58-56 with 2:01 to go but the Sycamores missed four of eight free throws down the stretch.

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