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Wichita State Pulls Away Late in 74-65 Win over the Indians

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WICHITA, Kan. – Late run powers Wichita State past Catawba 74-65 in an exhibition game Wednesday at Charles Koch Arena.

Nearly 10,000 fans, mostly Shockers’ supporters witnessed the Indians go toe-to-toe with the home team for the first 32 minutes of action. Wichita State is a Division I school and a member of the American Athletic Conference.

"I want to thank Wichita State for this opportunity,” Head Coach Rob Perron said. “They have a great coaching staff and a tremendous fan base, with a lot of basketball purists, which produces one of the best atmospheres in the country.”

With the game deadlocked at 51-51 with eight minutes remaining, the Shockers utilized a 9-0 run over the next three minutes. They hit back-to-back threes, a free throw and a jumper, building a 60-51 lead at the 5:04 mark.

“We really had our chances,” Perron said. “We missed some open threes and the front end of two one-and-ones in each half.”

Catawba’s D.J. Johnson made a free throw and Jameel Taylor sank two at the charity stripe, cutting the deficit to 60-54 before the under-4 media timeout, but that is the closest the Indians would get the rest of the way. Catawba scored 10 of the first 14 points, grabbing its largest lead at 10-4, when Taylor nailed a jumper with 15:14 left in the first half.

The Indians held the lead for the first nine minutes of the game until Wichita State evened the score at 15-15 and trailed by just three at the half (34-31).

In a back-and-forth affair the lead changed hands nine times and featured eight ties, including several leads for Catawba deep into the second half. Marcell Haskett’s layup with 9:22 remaining gave the Indians their final lead at 49-48. 

“Our guys left the building angry tonight,” Perron said. “That will translate into a good practice Thursday.”

Catawba was 23-of-57 (40 percent) from the floor and held the Shockers to 44 percent on 27-of-62. Neither team was effective from behind the three-point arc, with the Indians hitting just three of their 15 attempts and Wichita State making five of its 23 shots.

Both teams scored 32 points in the paint, while Catawba held a 12-11 advantage in fast-break points. Wichita State converted 18 Indians’ turnovers into 15 points, while allowing 17 on their 15 miscues.

Taylor dropped in a team high 18 points, including nine from the charity stripe and Malik Constantine added 15 for the Indians.

The team opens the season with Francis Marion at home on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.

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April 1

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (WindRiver GC)

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 1 (Link Hills CC)

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April 2

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 2 (Link HIlls CC) 1st of 6

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 2 (WindRiver GC) 17th of 20

Baseball vs. BARTON 12-2

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April 3

Softball @ Wingate 6-5

Tennis (W) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Tennis (M) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Softball @ Wingate 2-6

Lacrosse (W) vs. QUEENS 8-17

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April 5

Lacrosse (M) @ Limestone 7-24

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April 6

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football BLUE/WHITE SPRING GAME

Softball @ King 10-1

Baseball vs. QUEENS 16-10

Softball @ King 1-7

Baseball vs. QUEENS 8-3

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April 7

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Lake Hickory CC)

Softball @ Lees-McRae, ccd. 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. QUEENS 2-5

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April 8

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Lake Hickory CC)

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April 9

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Lake Hickory CC) 9th of 11

10
April 10

Tennis (M) @ Anderson 1-6

Tennis (W) @ Anderson 2-5

Softball vs. COKER 2-1

Softball vs. COKER 1-0

Lacrosse (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 15-16

Baseball vs. LANDER 14-11

Lacrosse (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 5-17

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April 11

Tennis (M) @ Newberry 2-5

Tennis (W) @ Newberry 6-1

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April 12

Baseball @ Newberry 2-4

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April 13

Tennis (M) vs. Tusculum 1-6

Tennis (W) vs. Tusculum 0-7

Baseball @ Newberry 5-9

Softball @ Mars Hill 1-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. QUEENS 13-12

Softball @ Mars Hill 8-3

Baseball @ Newberry 2-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. YOUNG HARRIS 19-16

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April 14

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Camden CC)

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April 15

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Camden CC)

Tennis (M) @ Wingate (SAC Tournament Quarterfinals) 0-4

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 18-6

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April 16

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Camden CC) 9th of 11

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum (SAC Tournament - Quarterfinals) 1-4

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 4-3

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April 17

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 10-12

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 2-5

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 9-6

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April 18

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

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April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) 

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. Tusculum 5 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. Tusculum 7:30 p.m.

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Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL noon

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April 23

Lacrosse (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Baseball @ Winston-Salem St. 6 p.m.

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April 25

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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April 26

Softball in SAC TOURNAMENT (1st Round)

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

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Softball in SAC TOURNAMENT (Semifinals)

Softball in SAC TOURNAMENT (Championship)

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

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April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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