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Baker scores 18 for Wichita State in 83-58 win over Southern Illinois


CARBONDALE, Illinois — Ron Baker scored 18 points to lead Wichita State to an 83-58 win over Southern Illinois on Saturday.

Conner Frankamp added 14 points and Markis McDuffie had 10 for Wichita State (10-5, 4-0 Missouri Valley), which hit 12 of 24 from long range and never trailed. Fred VanVleet had 12 rebounds, pushing him to 407 career boards, and became just the second player in the MVC to reach 1,000 points, 500 assists and 400 rebounds.

Leading by 14 at the break, Wichita State continued to pull away over the final 20 minutes. McDuffie's layup gave the Shockers their biggest advantage of the game, 73-40, with 7:05 to play.

Anthony Beane led Southern Illinois (14-3, 3-1) with 15 points and Bola Olaniyan had 11.

With the win, Wichita State is the only Missouri Valley team still unbeaten in conference play.

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