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Wichita State rallies past Detroit

Dec 13, 2014 - 7:32 PM Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Darius Carter had 18 points and 11 rebounds to guide No. 11 Wichita State to a 77-68 victory over Detroit on Saturday.

Ron Baker had 19 points and seven rebounds while Fred VanVleet gave 11 points, eight boards and seven assists for the Shockers (7-1), who have won their past three.

Juwan Howard Jr. scored a game-high 27 points while Matthew Grant and Paris Bass each had 12 for the Titans (6-4), who had won their previous two.

The Shockers jumped out of the gate and held a 16-5 lead five minutes in after Carter put in a layup.

Wichita State led throughout the first half, but Detroit was able to keep the game close and made it a three-point game several times. A 3-ball from Howard inside the final minute cut Detroit's deficit to 33-31, but Carter countered with a jumper near the buzzer for a four-point lead going into the break.

A 10-0 run from the Titans early in the second half gave the team a 43-37 lead after Grant put in two from the line just over four minutes in.

Detroit's lead had reached 10 a few minutes later, but Wichita State was able to slowly chip away at the lead and a 3-pointer from Tekele Cotton gave the Shockers the lead for good at 63-60 with just over five minutes to play.

The Titans were within five after Howard's layup made it a 73-68 contest inside the final minute, but the Shockers hit their free throws the rest of the way.

Game Notes

The Shockers host Alabama on Tuesday ... Wichita State leads the series with Detroit, 14-7 ... Detroit outshot Wichita State, 44.8 percent to 41.3 percent, but the Shockers controlled the glass, 43-35.