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  • 03 Jun
    导出博客文章OKLAHOMA CITY -- Wichita States Daishon Smith went up, then went up some more
    before uncorking a powerful dunk that gave the Shockers momentum against
    Oklahoma.The 6-foot-1 Smiths jam over 6-7 Kristian Doolittle gave the Shockers a
    55-50 lead with 8:28 remaining and provided the spark the Shockers needed to
    hold on for a 76-73 win Saturday afternoon in the All-College Classic.He just
    got up so high, and bam, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall said. He threw it
    down. Those are things that Im not accustomed to. I dont know the degree of
    difficulty that had, but it looked like a pretty impressive play by a young man
    whos just starting to feel how good he can be and understand the impact he can
    have on our team and our season.Smith finished with 13 points after going
    scoreless in the first half, and was named outstanding player. Zach Brown scored
    17 points and Darral Willis added 12 for the Shockers (9-2), who won their
    fourth straight.Wichita State shot just 39.7 percent from the field, but the
    Shockers made up for it by holding Oklahoma to 30.8 percent shooting.Jordan
    Woodard matched a career high with 28 points, Christian James scored 15 and
    Rashard Odomes added 10 for the Sooners (6-3).A tough ballgame, Oklahoma coach
    Lon Kruger said. I thought both clubs fought like crazy for 40 minutes.Woodard
    made a 3-pointer with 4 seconds left to cut the Shockers lead to a point, but
    Brown made two free throws at the other end to seal the win.Wichita States
    margin would have been larger, but the Sooners outscored the Shockers 27-17 from
    the free-throw line. Oklahoma made 14 free throws in the first half to take a
    39-37 lead at the break.I thought, to be down two points, as poorly as we played
    in the first half -- this is very winnable, Marshall said. We just need to go
    out and take it to them. Dont be afraid. Dont play on your heels. Play with
    swagger. Play with determination and toughness. I thought we were better at that
    in the second half.BIG PICTUREWichita State: The Shockers had already lost to
    Louisville and Michigan State, so beating Oklahoma, even without last years
    firepower, is significant.I think this will be an NCAA Tournament team, Marshall
    said of Oklahoma. When you see these guys on film, youre like, `Man, theres so
    much young talent. But its young talent.Oklahoma: The Sooners needed a good
    non-conference win after losing to Wisconsin on Dec. 3. They could have used
    this one in case they are on the bubble in March.QUOTABLEMarshall, on Smiths
    game-changing athletic talent: Hes got that type of ability, and he shows it
    more and more. Hes really starting to hit his stride, and play really well as a
    young player in our program.STAT LINESThe teams took turns missing heaves from
    the NBA 3-point line at Chesapeake Energy Arena, where the Oklahoma City Thunder
    play. Wichita State made 9 of 28 and Oklahoma made 6 of 21.UP NEXT:Wichita State
    hosts Oklahoma State on Dec. 17. The Cowboys are one of the nations
    highest-scoring teams and will test the Shockers.Oklahoma hosts Memphis on Dec.
    17. The Sooners get another crack at claiming a non-conference win over a
    big-name program.---Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter:
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