Wichita State vs. DePaul final score: Shockers crush DePaul to reach CBE Hall of Fame finals

Peter Aiken

The Wichita State win will make it a mid-major championship game Tuesday night when the Shockers face BYU.

No. 12 Wichita State led by 18 at the half and cruised to a 90-72 victory Monday night in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic semifinals in Kansas City, Mo.

The Shockers, now 5-0, will face BYU Tuesday night in the championship game. The Cougars advanced with a four-point win over Texas earlier in the night.

Wichita State was ahead by just a point midway through the first half, but a 16-0 run quickly gave the Shockers control of the game. From there, DePaul never drew to within single digits.

Ron Baker led all scorers with 21 points on an efficient 7-10 shooting. His backcourt teammate Tekele Cotton had 16. Those two, plus a 15-point, seven-rebound performance from Cleanthony Early, proved to be too much for a Blue Demons team that dropped to 3-2 with the loss.

Brandon Young led DePaul with 16 points, though he was 0-5 on his three-point attempts. As a team, DePaul shot just 6-20 from long distance.

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