(EVANSVILLE, IN) - Ben Smith scored 17 points off the bench to lead the Wichita State Shockers past the Evansville Purple Aces 80-74 at Roberts Stadium.
Joe Ragland added 13 points as Wichita State remains tied with Missouri State for the Missouri Valley Conference lead at 13-3.
Evansville's Colt Ryan led all scorers with 22 points with Denver Holmes finishing with twelve points and Ned Cox adding ten.
The Aces drop to 14-11 overall, 8-7 in the MVC.
Evansville hits the road to face Murray State Saturday night in their ESPN Bracketbusters game.
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