Wichita State (17-3) defeated Central Florida at home Saturday by a score of 87-79 to improve to 5-2 in conference play.
The Shockers’ offense looked much improved, especially in the first half, when they shot 41% (14-34). WSU finished the half on a 26-18 run to take a nine-point lead into locker room, but Tony Johnson Jr. hit an 80-foot shot as the clock expired to give the Knights some momentum headed into the break.
The Shockers shot 38% in the second half but UCF outscored them by one point in the final 20 minutes.
For the game, the Shockers shot 40% (24-60) from the field and 38% (10-26) from downtown.