Ellis, Wichita State thump Alcorn State 87-52
WICHITA, Kan. (AP)—Aaron Ellis scored a season-high 14 points to lead Wichita State to an 87-52 victory over Alcorn State on Monday night.
Garrett Stutz had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Shockers (5-1), who shot 51.7 percent from inside the 3-point line.
Alcorn State (0-9) was led JaMarkus Holt’s 13 points.
The Shockers blazed to a 10-2 lead behind Ellis, who topped his previous season high of 10 points before halftime.
Alcorn State got back into the game briefly, cutting the gap to 18-14 on Michael Starks’ tip-in with 9:50 remaining in the half. But the Braves, playing their ninth straight road game, made only one basket in the next nine minutes and had 19 first-half turnovers.
That allowed the Shockers to take control, cruising to a 42-24 halftime advantage. Wichita State started the second half with a 15-2 run and led by as many as 33.