Marc Sonnen added nine points and Seth Tuttle chipped in with eight and eight rebounds as the Panthers (12-11, 5-6 MVC) broke a two-game losing streak.
Tuttle sealed the win with a block of a Nick Wiggins shot, a subsequent free throw and a slam dunk in the closing seconds.
The Shockers (19-4, 8-3) saw their four-game winning streak snapped despite Carl Hall's 20 points and five rebounds.
Cleanthony Early added 10 points and six rebounds for Wichita State.
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