WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Cleanthony Early scored 16 points to lead Wichita State to a 66-41 win over Northern Iowa on Sunday in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.
Early was 6 of 11 from the field.
Malcolm Armstead had 14 points, and Demetric Williams and Tekele Cotton had 12 points apiece. Jake White had eight rebounds for the Shockers (12-1).
Wichita State led 30-18 at halftime. Wichita State shot 46 percent from the field for the game, while Northern Iowa shot 32.6 percent. Wichita State also led Northern Iowa in rebounds 40-22.
Jake Koch led the Panthers (7-6) with seven points. Austin Pehl had four rebounds.
Anthony James - nearing 1,000 career points - finished two of seven shooting for five points and remains shy of the milestone.