Wichita State opened the regular season this afternoon against Charleston Southern. The Shockers came out of the gate early, and kept the tempo to win in impressive fashion, dominating Charleston Southern 85-57. The Shockers’ largest lead of the game was 44 points, leading 69 to 25 at one point.
David Kyles was the main standout scoring 19 points in the game, as well as getting 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 block. Wichita State had 4 other players with points in the double digits, Demetric Williams and Carl Hall both had 12 points, and Tekele Cotton and Ben Smith had 10 points. Hall was close to a double double having 9 boards, and is consistently dominating the glass. Jake White had 5 rebounds, and cleaned up the glass well.
Toure Murry played minimal minutes this game due to his persistent lung and rib injury, only playing 12 minutes. One can only speculate that Coach Marshall is keeping him low on minutes to help him rest and be ready to take on Colorado in Puerto Rico.
Evan Wessel and Tekele Cotton were the standouts among the Freshman. Both of them have played extremely well in all their outings this year. If WSU can get solid minutes from the freshman, the depth of the roster will help down the road.