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Wichita State Holds Off Loyola of Chicago

Associated Press - January 28, 2014 9:25 pm

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) РCleanthony Early scored 23 points, including 12 of the 21 Wichita State scored in the second half, to help the fourth ranked Shockers stay unbeaten with a 57-45 victory over Loyola of Chicago  Tuesday night.

Wichita State (22-0, 9-0 Missouri Valley Conference) saw a 22 point second half lead trimmed to nine in the game’s final minutes but hung on to extend school records for winning streak and start to a season. The Shockers shot just 23 percent (6 of 26) in the second half.

Freshman Milton Doyle scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half for Loyola (8-13, 3-6).

The Shockers led 36-18 at halftime with the Ramblers 7 of 25 (28 percent) from the field and 1 of 9 (11 percent) from beyond the 3 point line.

The Shockers tied the 1985-86 Bradley team for the third longest winning streak by a Missouri Valley team.

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