NORMAL, Ill. -- Cleanthony Early scored 23 points at No. 5 Wichita State erased a halftime deficit to defeat Illinois State 70-55 Wednesday night.
Early added 10 rebounds as the Shockers (20-0, 7-0 Missouri Valley) remained one of three unbeaten teams in college basketball, along with top-ranked Arizona and No. 2 Syracuse.
Ryan Baker added 15 points as Wichita used a 22-6 surge out of halftime to quiet a crowd of 9,510, Illinois State's largest in three years.
ISU (11-8, 4-3) had won 10 of 13.