Wichita Still Perfect...Wyoming Tops San Diego State 2/12/14
February 12, 2014
Fourth-ranked Wichita State has become the first team in men's college basketball to open a season 26-0 since Memphis in 2008.
The Shockers did it with a 78-67 win over Southern Illinois as Ron Baker scored 19 points and Cleanthony Early added 18. Wichita trailed by one at halftime and had to deal with Anthony Beane, who scored a game-high 25 points. But the Shockers still improved to 13-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Wichita State and Syracuse as the only remaining unbeaten teams. No team has had a perfect regular season since Saint Joseph's in 2004.
Wyoming has ended San Diego State's bid for a perfect regular season in the Mountain West Conference by downing the fifth-ranked Aztecs 68-62. Riley Grabau led the Cowboys with 17 points, while Larry Nance Jr. added 14, five rebounds and three blocks.
Xavier Thames had a miserable shooting night for the Aztecs, missing 13 of 16 attempts and finishing with 13 points.
San Diego State drops to 21-2 overall and 10-1 in conference play.
Also in top-25 action:
— Scott Wilbekin provided 21 points and six assists as third-ranked Florida earned its 16th straight win, 67-58 at Tennessee. Michael Frazier added 11 points for the Gators, who held the Vols to 29 percent shooting in the second half and improved to 22-2 overall, 11-0 in the conference.
— Nik Stauskas scored 15 points and 15th-ranked Michigan ended a nine-game losing streak in Columbus, Ohio, by downing No. 22 Ohio State 70-60. Derrick Walton III added 13 points, including three critical free throws with 1:55 left to help the Wolverines secure their 18th victory and improve to 10-2 in the Big Ten.
— Javan Felix drained six 3-pointers and finished with 27 points as 19th-ranked Texas clobbered Oklahoma State 87-68, the Cowboys' first game without suspended star Marcus Smart. Felix scored eight consecutive points that pushed the Longhorns' lead to 22 early in the first half.