Shockers get revenge in Stillwater

No. 6 Wichita State defeats Oklahoma State 78-66.

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Shockers get revenge in Stillwater

Wichita State guard Landry Shamet drives in for a bucket during the first half against Oklahoma State Cowboys in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

Wichita State guard Landry Shamet drives in for a bucket during the first half against Oklahoma State Cowboys in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

Brian Hayes

Wichita State guard Landry Shamet drives in for a bucket during the first half against Oklahoma State Cowboys in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

Brian Hayes

Brian Hayes

Wichita State guard Landry Shamet drives in for a bucket during the first half against Oklahoma State Cowboys in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

STILLWATER, OK— After losing to Oklahoma State by 17 points at Intrust Bank Arena last season, The No. 6 Shockers went into Stillwater with a mission — revenge.

The Shockers succeeded.

“We still had last year on our mind,” sophomore guard Landry Shamet said. “…[We wanted] a little redemption. That wasn’t our type of basketball we played that night.”

Wichita State defeated Oklahoma State 78-66 Saturday afternoon to move to 8-1 on the season.

The beginning of the first half was unusually low scoring for both teams. The Shockers and Cowboys, who have 19.5 and 18.1 scoring margins respectively, were locked down early.

“We do have really good resolve,” Shamet said. “I’ve always thought that about this team. When we hit adversity, we don’t crumble and lie down.”

WSU committed 12 turnovers in the first half alone, making it difficult to gain any offensive traction.

A three-pointer from senior guard Conner Frankamp broke The Shockers’ dry spell and kickstarted WSU’s offense for the remainder of the half.

Tied at 23 with seconds to go before the half, Shamet sunk a three to get put the Shockers ahead 26-23 at the half.

Both teams’ offenses went into overdrive in the second half, answering each other bucket for bucket.

“These guys continued to answer — every time they made their move, we had a counter,” Head Coach Gregg Marshall said. “And that’s what it took.”

Shamet was the driving force behind Wichita State’s offense, finishing with a career high 30 points — 23 of which came in the second half.

“[Shamet] was tremendous going to the basket, finding open shooters, and knocking down the three ball,” Marshall said.

The Shockers shot 44 percent overall, and finished with 36 rebounds — 10 more than OSU.

“Based on how the game went last year, I’m very pleased with the rebounding margin in our favor,” Marshall said.

It was the Shockers’ first win in Stillwater since 1957.

WSU will host Oklahoma at Intrust Bank Arena at 3 p.m. Saturday.

 

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  • Wichita State's Zach Brown, Austin Reaves and Brett Barney exit Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday altering beating Oklahoma State Cowboys 78 – 66.

  • Wichita State guard Landry Shamet makes a free throw during the second half against Oklahoma State Cowboys in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Wichita State guard Landry Shamet celebrates after Wichita State guard Austin Reaves hits a three point basket against Oklahoma State Cowboys in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Wichita State center Shaquille Morris blocks a shot and fouls Oklahoma State guard Kendall Smith during the second half in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Wichita State center Shaquille Morris sticks out his tongue after a call from the refs during the second half against Oklahoma State Cowboys in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Wichita State center Shaquille Morris and Oklahoma State forward Mitchell Solomon chat during a free throw in the second half in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Wichita State guard Conner Frankamp drains a three point basket over Oklahoma State guard Kendall Smith during the second half in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Wichita State guard Samajae Haynes-Jones attempt a basket against Oklahoma State forward Mitchell Solomon and Oklahoma State forward Lucas N'Guessan during the second half in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Wichita State forward Darral Willis Jr. celebrates altering making a dunk during the second half against Oklahoma State Cowboys in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Wichita State forward Darral Willis Jr. makes a dunk during the second half against Oklahoma State Cowboys in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Wichita State guard Landry Shamet sinks a three point basket in second half against Oklahoma State Cowboys in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Oklahoma State guard Brandon Averette jumps on Wichita State guard Landry Shamet while trying to block a shot in the first half in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Wichita State guard Landry Shamet drives in for a bucket during the first half against Oklahoma State Cowboys in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Wichita State guard Landry Shamet drives in for a bucket during the first half against Oklahoma State Cowboys in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Oklahoma State guard Jeffrey Carroll and Oklahoma State forward Mitchell Solomon land on top of Wichita State guard Landry Shamet during a scuffle for a ball during the first half in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Wichita State forward Darral Willis Jr. makes a dunk that is called back after he fouls against Oklahoma State Cowboys during the first half in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Wichita State forward Darral Willis Jr. charges Oklahoma State forward Cameron McGriff while driving for the rim during the first half in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Oklahoma State guard Tavarius Shine lands on Wichita State guard Landry Shamet while fighting for the ball during the first half in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton shouts at players during the first half of the game against Wichita State Shockers in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Wichita State center Rauno Nurger and Wichita State forward Zach Brown fight for a ball against Oklahoma State forward Cameron McGriff during the first half in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Wichita State guard Landry Shamet hits the ground after contact from a Oklahoma State player in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • An Oklahoma State Cowboy fan holds up a sign before Wichita State tips off against Oklahoma State Cowboys in Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday.

  • Landry Shamet drives to the basket against Oklahoma State. Shamet scored a career-high 30 points as Wichita State won in Stillwater, Oklahoma, for the first time in 60 years.

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