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(3) Wichita State Improves to 29-0 on the Season

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(WICHITA, Kan.) -- No. 3 Wichita State (29-0; 16-0 MVC) defeated Drake (14-14; 5-11 MVC), 83-54 on Saturday night to win the Missouri Valley Conference championship.

Shockers junior guard Tekele Cotton scored a team-high 21 points while junior forward Darius Carter and sophomore guard Fred VanVleet contributed 15 points apiece.

Drake took a 15-14 lead with 9:18 left in the first half when junior forward Trevor Berkeley scored on a layup. But Wichita State went on a 17-3 run to close the first half with an 31-18 lead.

The Shockers become the first team to start the season 29-0 since Illinois in 2004-05. They are two wins away from a perfect regular season record.

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