Wichita State breaks its FT record, beats Nevada 98-69
Shockers make 44 free throws in rout of Nevada
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Ron Baker scored 17 points and Wichita State set a school record with 44 made free throws in a 98-69 victory over Nevada on Tuesday night.
The Shockers were 44 of 62 from the stripe (71 percent), including John Robert Simon’s record-setting make with 44 seconds left.
Wichita State’s previous record was 40 — set in 1967 and 1986.
Fred VanVleet and Zach Brown added 13 points apiece for Wichita State (6-5). The duo each made double-digit free throws — combining for 21-of-24 shooting. Baker made all seven of his free throw attempts and Shaquille Morris added 12 points.
Wichita State led 44-29 at halftime and extended to 59-35 after Baker scored eight points during a 13-2 run.
Eric Cooper Jr. led Nevada (8-4) with 16 points and Marqueze Coleman added 10. The Wolf Pack converted 21 of 31 free throws.
Nevada was outrebounded for the first time in 2015-16 while also allowing its most points this season.
Cooper was 3-of-6 shooting from behind the 3-point arc and 5-of-5 from the free-throw line.
It was Cooper’s fifth-straight game scoring in double-figures.
Nevada’s next game will be its Mountain West Conference opener at New Mexico on Dec. 30.
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