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Men’s Top 25 basketball: Unbeaten Wichita St. routs Indiana St. in Missouri Valley Conference final
First Published Mar 09 2014 08:46 pm • Last Updated Mar 09 2014 11:25 pm

St. Louis • Fred VanVleet scored 13 of his 22 points in the final 6 minutes and No. 2 Wichita State remained the nation’s lone unbeaten after defeating Indiana State 83-69 on Sunday in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament final.

Tekele Cotton added 20 points — with four 3-pointers — and Ron Baker had 14 points for the Shockers (34-0), who got tested in the second half before putting the title game out of reach with a 13-0 run capped by two 3-pointers from VanVleet that put them up by 18 points with 5:38 to go.

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Wichita State matched the NCAA record for victories to start the season held by UNLV in 1990-91 with its third straight convincing tournament win after going 18-0 in the conference regular season. The Shockers won their first conference tournament since 1987.

Manny Arop and Justin Gant had 18 points apiece for second-seeded Indiana State (23-10), which has one of the closer calls against Wichita State with a seven-point loss at home in early February.

Maryland 75, No. 5 Virginia 69, OT • In College Park, Md., Maryland closed out its 61st and final Atlantic Coast Conference regular season in stunning fashion by ending Virginia’s 13-game winning streak.

After blowing a seemingly secure lead in the closing seconds of regulation, the Terrapins never trailed in the extra session.




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