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WICHITA, Kan.– There was a little bit of issue after No. 11 Wichita State missed its first 18 3-point attempts of the season.

Yet, when Shockers secure Ron Baker discovered himself open from deep simply 12 seconds into Sunday’s video game, he didn’t be reluctant.
“When that initially one entered,” Baker claimed, “it’s merely green light now.”.
Wichita State kept pouring in 3-pointers– 10 in the very first fifty percent– en path to a 105-57 blowout over Department II school Newman.
Baker racked up 16 of his 18 points in the first half, aiding the Shockers (3-0) to a 67-33 halftime lead. Darius Carter racked up 15 as well as Fred VanVleet included 12 for Wichita State. Reggie Baker led Newman (2-1) with 14 points, while Cortrael Colbert racked up 12.
Wichita State was a combined 4 of 27 from the 3-point line in its first two games, yet the storm started early Sunday. Ron Baker had 3 3s in the very first seven minutes, providing the Shockers a 21-10 lead.
“We obtained them to droop in their zone,” Baker said. “Once we got the sphere right into the post, Shaq (Morris) made a couple excellent passes. And that obtained the area to penetrate even more, so we had open outdoors shots.”.
Yet the Jets, who balanced 88 points in their initial 2 video games, were striking from the outside, as well. Reggie Baker attacked 2 of Newman’s four 3-pointers in the very first nine mins, as well as his banked-in jogger with 9:40 staying in the fifty percent drew the Jets within 26-20.
“Newman appeared firing the round, as well as they captured us in transition not coming back a couple times,” Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall claimed. “And also we had a couple of competition issues.”.
But the Shockers boosted, striking six 3-pointers in the final 8:12 of the half. Four of those came in a 14-2 run that pressed the result in 46-26 with 6:09 left in the fifty percent. Over the last five mins before halftime, Rauno Nurger, Corey Henderson and also Zach Brown each attacked their initial Sixes of the period for Wichita State.
“When we had our starters in at the (power onward) and also (facility), I believed we did an excellent work generally,” Newman instructor Mark Potter stated. “Once we got into foul difficulty, it was over.”.
The Shockers’ 67 first-half points were their most in a half because 1980 and 4th most in school history.
“I’ve said the whole time this is visiting be an excellent capturing group,” Marshall said. “It behaved to see those shots dropping.”.
Wichita State utilized the second half to play newbies and reserves, removing the beginners with greater than 12 minutes continuing to be.
TIP-INS.
Newman: The Wichita college was a final substitute when Wichita State might not find another NCAA Department I opponent. Potter claimed he informed Wichita State that the Jets will always make a date readily available for the Shockers. “It profits us, as well, and also I’m not sure everybody sees that,” Potter stated.
Wichita State: Tekele Cotton, a preseason All-Missouri Valley choice, did not play. Marshall claimed Cotton has injuries to the thumb and also a finger on his right-hand man. Cotton, who is balancing 13.5 points as well as 4.5 rebounds, has actually not practiced in nearly a week as well as will certainly not up until after Thanksgiving holiday. … The Wichita State record for factors in a half is 70 versus Pan American in 1982. The Shockers’ document for a game is 125 versus Drake in 1979. … Wichita State has actually won 19 straight house video games, the 7th lengthiest touch nationally.
COURSE HOMECOMING: Newman reserve forward Luka Vermezovic was a prep-school teammate of Wichita State’s Nurger as well as Zach Brown. All three played last season at Sunup Christian, situated much less than 5 miles from Wichita State. Michigan State guard Lourawls Nairn was also on that particular group.
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Newman Jets vs. Wichita St Shockers - November 23, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. -- There was a bit of concern after No. 11 Wichita State missed its first 18 3-point attempts of the season.

Yet, when Shockers guard Ron Baker found himself open from deep just 12 seconds into Sunday's game, he didn't hesitate.
"And when that first one went in," Baker said, "it's just green light now."
Wichita State kept pouring in 3-pointers -- 10 in the first half -- en route to a 105-57 blowout over Division II school Newman.
Baker scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half, helping the Shockers (3-0) to a 67-33 halftime lead. Darius Carter scored 15 and Fred VanVleet added 12 for Wichita State. Reggie Baker led Newman (2-1) with 14 points, while Cortrael Colbert scored 12.
Wichita State was a combined 4 of 27 from the 3-point line in its first two games, but the barrage started early Sunday. Ron Baker had three 3s in the first seven minutes, giving the Shockers a 21-10 lead.
"We got them to sag in their zone," Baker said. "Once we got the ball into the post, Shaq (Morris) made a couple good passes. And that got the zone to sink in more, so we had open outside shots."
But the Jets, who averaged 88 points in their first two games, were hitting from the outside, too. Reggie Baker hit two of Newman's four 3-pointers in the first nine minutes, and his banked-in runner with 9:40 remaining in the half pulled the Jets within 26-20.
"Newman came out shooting the ball, and they caught us in transition not getting back a couple times," Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall said. "And we had a couple of matchup issues."
But the Shockers stepped up, hitting six 3-pointers in the final 8:12 of the half. Four of those came in a 14-2 run that pushed the lead to 46-26 with 6:09 left in the half. Over the last five minutes before halftime, Rauno Nurger, Corey Henderson and Zach Brown each hit their first 3s of the season for Wichita State.
"When we had our starters in at the (power forward) and (center), I thought we did a good job for the most part," Newman coach Mark Potter said. "But once we got into foul trouble, it was over."
The Shockers' 67 first-half points were their most in a half since 1980 and fourth most in school history.
"I've said all along this is going to be a very good shooting team," Marshall said. "It was nice to see those shots falling."
Wichita State used the second half to play newcomers and reserves, removing the starters with more than 12 minutes remaining.
TIP-INS
Newman: The Wichita school was a last-minute replacement when Wichita State could not find another NCAA Division I opponent. Potter said he told Wichita State that the Jets will always make a date available for the Shockers. "It benefits us, too, and I'm not sure everyone sees that," Potter said.
Wichita State: Tekele Cotton, a preseason All-Missouri Valley selection, did not play. Marshall said Cotton has injuries to the thumb and a finger on his right hand. Cotton, who is averaging 13.5 points and 4.5 rebounds, has not practiced in nearly a week and will not until after Thanksgiving. ... The Wichita State record for points in a half is 70 against Pan American in 1982. The Shockers' record for a game is 125 versus Drake in 1979. ... Wichita State has won 19 straight home games, the seventh longest streak nationally.
CLASS REUNION: Newman reserve forward Luka Vermezovic was a prep-school teammate of Wichita State's Nurger and Zach Brown. All three played last season at Sunrise Christian, located less than five miles from Wichita State. Michigan State guard Lourawls Nairn was also on that team.

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