Second half rally not enough as USU falls to Wichita State 83-76

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Joe Ragland and David Kyles combined for 37 points and 10 3-pointers, and Wichita State closed the first half on a 17-0 run en route to an 83-76 victory over Utah State on Saturday night.The Shockers (7-2), who have won five straight, led 24-20 with 5:15 left in the half before hitting five 3-pointers during the game-turning spurt. Ragland and Kyles each hit two of those long-range shots.Ragland finished with 19 points while hitting 4 of 7 3-pointers; Kyles had 18 points on 6 of 12 shooting from beyond the arc.Utah State (4-5) got 18 points from Brockeith Pane and 15 from Preston Medlin.The Aggies battled back in the second half, pulling within 68-64 with 4:40 remaining. But Toure Murry scored on a jumper and Ragland hit another 3-pointer to put the Shockers comfortably ahead.

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