WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Fred VanVleet scored 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting Sunday and No. 7 Wichita State extended the best start in school history with a 67-53 win over Northern Iowa.
VanVleet also grabbed six rebounds and Cleanthony Early provided 18 points with seven boards for the Tigers (15-0, 2-0 MVC), who improved a program-best 15-0 with a second straight conference victory.
Northern Iowa (7-7, 1-1) was paced by Deon Mitchell with 16 points.
Jeremy Morgan added seven off the bench for the Panthers.