No. 20 Wichita State thumps Bradley
Wichita, KS (Sports Network) - Nick Wiggins scored 12 points and Jake White added 11 and pulled down nine rebounds to lead No. 20 Wichita State to a 73-39 rout of Bradley at Charles Koch Arena.
Cleanthony Early scored 10 points and Malcolm Armstead scored 10 points to go with eight assists and five rebounds for the Shockers (19-2, 8-1 MVC), who have won 19 straight home games.
Walt Lemon Jr. scored a game-high 14 points for the Braves (12-9, 4-5), who have dropped seven straight games to top-25 opponents.
Wichita State led 32-23 at the break, but outscored Bradley 41-16 over the final 20 minutes to get the season sweep.
Tyshon Pickett's layup had the visitors within 43-32, but then came a 16-0 stretch for the Shockers. Wiggins canned a trio of 3-pointers during the run.
Pickett finally stopped the bleeding for Bradley after burying a triple with under eight minutes left to make it 59-35, but Wichita State smothered the Braves defensively, holding them to just four points the rest of the way.
The Braves, who shot just 31.9 percent (15-for-47) for the game, went just 6-for-21 from the floor in the second half.
Bradley led, 18-16 with just over 8 1/2 minutes left in the first half, but the Shockers outscored the Braves, 16-5, the rest of the way to take a nine- point lead into the break.
WSU outscored Bradley, 32-20, in the paint ... The Shockers' bench outscored the Braves reserves, 38-11 ... Bradley is 2-21 in its last 23 conference road games ... Bradley leads the all-time series, 71-61, but the Shockers have gone 42-20 all-time at home against the Braves