- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Cleanthony 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 on 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 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 outrebounded Loyola 44-28.


Consecutive 3-pointers from Ron Baker and Early pushed Wichita State’s lead to 42-20 early in the second half, but the Shockers made only two of their next 18 shots.

Doyle’s three-point play with 2:27 left shaved the lead to 52-43, but four free throws by Anthony and a dunk by Darius Carter sealed the victory.

No. 7 MICHIGAN ST. 71, No. 15 IOWA 69, OT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Keith Appling scored 16 points and Michigan State handed Iowa its first home loss of the season.

Matt Costello had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Spartans (19-2, 8-1 Big Ten), who avoided consecutive defeats despite missing injured starters Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson.

Costello’s tip-in with 1:14 left gave Michigan State a 67-64 lead, and Russell Byrd’s 3 with 34 seconds put Michigan State up by six.

Iowa still had a chance to force a second overtime, but Mike Gesell missed a driving layup at the buzzer.

Roy Devyn Marble had 21 points for Iowa (16-5, 5-3), which went without a field goal for the final 10 minutes of regulation and until the final seconds of the 5-minute overtime.

The Hawkeyes had a chance to win in regulation, but Marble missed a runner just before the buzzer. The Hawkeyes didn’t hit a field goal from the 9:56 mark of the second half until Marble’s layup with 6 seconds left in OT.

LSU 87, No. 11 KENTUCKY 82

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Johnny O’Bryant III had 29 points and nine rebounds, and LSU led wire-to-wire.

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