WICHITA, KS (AP) - Fred VanVleet scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half to lead No. 13 Wichita State to a 62-43 win over Evansville on Sunday.
Ron Baker added 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Shockers (25-3, 15-1 Missouri Valley). Evan Wessel had 11 points for Wichita State, which led for 32 or more minutes in 12 of its last 13 games.
Egidijus Mockevicius scored 15 points to lead Evansville (19-9, 9-7). Mockevicius was 5 of 7 from the floor while the rest of the Aces were 10 of 41. Evansville entered the game averaging 70.9 points, tied with Wichita State for the conference lead.
But the Aces could not generate any offense in the first half. After D.J. Balentine's basket pulled Evansville within 9-6 with 13:10 remaining in the half, the Aces made just one field goal the rest of the half.
VanVleet made history in the win as he became the all-time assist leader at Wichita State. His 431st assist passed Toure' Murry to seal the former Auburn Knight star in his college's record books.