The Shockers roll only gained momentum to start the second half.
After Drake’s Seth VanDeest made a free throw, Wichita State scored 14 straight.
And Kadeem Coleby and VanVleet stuck in offensive rebounds, bringing roars from the crowd.
The Shockers led 45-19 with 16:35 remaining, and Drake seemed befuddled. Much of that had to do with Cotton, who had seven steals in the game.
“Was there two Tekele Cottons out there?” Marshall asked in jest. “It sure seemed like it.”
Cotton said his approach was simple.
“I just try to get in position where they don’t see me,” he said. “Sometimes I can get in the passing lanes and get it. Sometimes, I don’t.”
Hawley ended the run with a 3-pointer 15 seconds later, the Bulldogs’ first shot attempt of the half.
After that, the Shockers could sub liberally and soon start celebrating an outright Missouri Valley title, actually clinched earlier in the day when Indiana State lost.
“Hopefully,” Marshall said, “this isn’t our only championship.”