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  • No. 2 Shockers stay perfect

  • PEORIA, Ill. — Ron Baker scored 15 points to lead four Wichita State players in double figures and the second-ranked Wichita State Shockers became the first Division I team to reach 30-0 in the regular season with a 69-49 victory over Bradley on Tuesday.
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  • PEORIA, Ill. — Ron Baker scored 15 points to lead four Wichita State players in double figures and the second-ranked Wichita State Shockers became the first Division I team to reach 30-0 in the regular season with a 69-49 victory over Bradley on Tuesday.
    Wichita State is the 11th team to reach 30-0, the previous 10 all hitting the 30-win mark during postseason play. The last team to reach 30-0 was UNLV in 1990-91. The Runnin' Rebels went 34-0 that season before losing to Duke in the national semifinals.
    The Shockers (30-0, 17-0 Missouri Valley Conference) have one more regular-season game, at home Saturday against Missouri State. The last team to finish a regular season unbeaten was Saint Joseph's in 2003-04 at 27-0. The next season, Illinois got to 29-0 before losing its regular-season finale at Ohio State.
    A barrage of 3-pointers early in the second half broke it open for Wichita State, which beat Bradley (12-18, 7-10) for the 10th straight time and second this season.
    Wichita State finished the game 11 of 21 from beyond the arc, with four players making two or more. Bradley was 4 of 14.
    Tyshon Pickett finished with 13 points and 15 rebounds for Bradley but was 5 of 20 from the field.
    No. 1 Florida 57, Vanderbilt 54
    At Nashville, Tenn., Dorian Finney-Smith scored 19 points, and Florida held off Vanderbilt to clinch at least a share of its second straight Southeastern Conference title and seventh overall.
    Patric Young added 12 points for the Gators (26-2, 15-0 SEC), who continued the best season in school history by winning their 20th straight game, and now they will have a chance to claim their third SEC title in four years all to themselves with a win against LSU on Saturday.
    No. 6 Duke 66, Virginia Tech 48
    At Durham, N.C., Rodney Hood scored 21 points to lead Duke.
    Rasheed Sulaimon added 15 points for the Blue Devils (23-6, 12-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who jumped to a 24-4 lead midway through the first half and never trailed — though they struggled to land a game-finishing blow on the Hokies.
    No. 13 San Diego State 90,San Jose State 64
    At San Diego, Winston Shepard, Dwayne Polee II and JJ O'Brien each scored 12 points to lead a balanced offense as San Diego State breezed past San Jose State.
    Coming off their third loss of the season, the Aztecs (24-3, 13-2 Mountain West) had an easy time against the overmatched Spartans (7-20, 1-14).
    No. 14 Wisconsin 69, Indiana 58
    At Madison, Wis., Sam Dekker scored 16 points as Wisconsin shrugged off a slow start to defeat Indiana.
    The Hoosiers (15-12, 5-9 Big Ten) held Wisconsin (23-5, 10-5) to its lowest point production in the first half this season, taking a 29-19 lead.
    But Wisconsin outscored Indiana 9-2 over the first 3 minutes of the second half. The Badgers shot 26 percent in the first half and they hit 62 percent of their shots in the second. They went 6 of 11 from the 3-point line after making just 1 of 10 in the first half.
    Minnesota 95, No. 20 Iowa 89
    At Minneapolis, Austin Hollins scored a career-high 27 points on 8-for-10 shooting and DeAndre Mathieu had 19 points and seven assists as Minnesota bounced back from a monthlong slump.
    Hollins made all seven of his free throws for the Gophers (18-11, 7-9 Big Ten), who won for just the third time in their last nine games by making 13 of their last 14 free throws over the final 70 seconds. Charles Buggs added a career-high 13 points.
    No. 25 New Mexico 67,Utah State 58
    At Albuquerque, N.M., Cullen Neal scored nine of his 12 points in a decisive run in the second half for New Mexico.
    Cameron Bairstow had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lobos (22-5, 13-3 Mountain West).
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