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COL BKB: Wichita State 78, Southern Illinois 67

Feb. 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Ron Baker scored 19 points and Cleanthony Early added 18 Tuesday, enabling No. 2 Wichita State to stay unbeaten with a 78-67 win over Southern Illinois.

Baker distributed five assists and Early grabbed four rebounds for the Shockers (26-0, 13-0 MVC), who needed a second-half spurt to pull away for the victory.

Darius Carter and Tekele Cotton netted 12 points each.

Wichita State next plays on the road Sunday against Evansville.

The Salukis (10-16, 6-7) were paced by Anthony Beane with 25 points.

Jalen Pendleton added 13.

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