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Cincinnati, SMU, Wichita State Win Home Contests to Open New Year

On the first day of 2020, Cincinnati, SMU and Wichita State all picked up home American Athletic Conference men's basketball wins.

No. 24/23 Wichita State 75, East Carolina 69 - Box Score

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall has never been shy about proclaiming the exploits of his team.

But after the No. 24 Shockers outlasted East Carolina 75-69 on Wednesday, he was not in the mood to do so.

''It wasn't anything to shout about or call home,'' Marshall said flatly. ''We didn't play our best.