The Shockers led by only eight with 4:50 remaining but finished the contest on a 10-1 rush. Wichita State is 2-0 for the young season and the Tribe is 1-1.
VanVleet went 9-of-11 from the foul line and scored 18 points to lead the Shockers. Cleanthony Early pitched in 14 points and Ron Blake had 13.
Marcus Thornton scored 18 points for William & Mary.
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]