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Wichita State Routes Southern Illinois; Illinois Off Until Sunday

 width=Shaquille Morris scored a career-high 17 points to lead No. 13 Wichita State to an 84-62 over Southern Illinois on Tuesday night.

Morris made 7 of his 8 shots for the Shockers (25-3, 14-1 Missouri Valley), who have won five straight.

Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker each scored 13 and Tekele Cotton added 10.

Deion Lavender's 15 points led Southern Illinois (10-18, 3-12). Anthony Beane added 14 points and Jordan Caroline scored 10.

The Shockers led by 13 at the half and used a 9-0 run early in second half to put the game away. They made 10 of 19 3-pointers and had 18 assists on 28 baskets.

Wichita State started quickly in its fourth road game in its last six, hitting its first five shots on the way to an 11-2 lead.

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball ("USA Today" Rankings)
#1 Kentucky Wildcats 66, Tennessee Volunteers 48
#10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 88, Wake Forest Demon Deacons 75
#13 Wichita State Shockers 84, Southern Illinois Salukis 62
#17 Oklahoma Sooners 71, Texas Longhorns 69
#20 Baylor Bears 54, Texas Tech Red Raiders 49

 width=>>Illinois Hosts Michigan State Sunday

(Champaign, IL) -- Illinois is off until Sunday when the Fighting Illini host Michigan State. Illinois had its four-game winning streak stopped with a 68-49 loss at fourth-ranked Wisconsin this past Sunday. The Illini are 17-and-9 overall. The Spartans are 18-and-8 after beating Michigan last night.

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