National Basketball Association
Wichita St. 74, Mississippi 54
When: 4:00 PM ET, Saturday, January 4, 2020
Where: Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kansas
Officials: # Doug Shows, # Tony Greene, # Robert Felder
Attendance: 10506

Sophomore guard Erik Stevenson scored a career-high 29 points to lead No. 24 Wichita State to a 74-54 win over Ole Miss in nonconference action Saturday at Wichita, Kan.

Stevenson, who went to the locker room in the first half to be looked at for a potential arm injury, returned and made 9 of 15 shots from the field. He was 5 of 11 from 3-point range.

Jamarius Burton added 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting for the Shockers (13-1) in the American Athletic Conference/SEC Alliance game. Wichita State increased its winning streak to seven games, which includes wins over Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and VCU.

Ole Miss, which did not have a double-digit scorer until 11:14 remained in regulation, was led by 12 points each from Khadim Sy and Devontae Shuler.

A key advantage for Wichita State: The Shockers outscored Ole Miss 20-1 in points off turnovers. The Rebels (9-4) had 14 turnovers.

Stevenson nearly outscored Ole Miss in the first half with 19 points, leading the Shockers to a 39-24 halftime lead. He made 6 of 9 shots from the field and 4 of 7 from 3-point range.

The Rebels made only 7 of 25 shots in the first half with leading scorer Breein Tyree (17.1 points per game), their leader with nine points thanks to making all four of his free-throw attempts. What's more, Tyree did not score in the second half.

Wichita State outscored Ole Miss 22-6 late in the first half to build a 36-19 lead with 1:39 remaining. Stevenson had 12 points in that pivotal stretch.

Stevenson was assessed a flagrant-1 foul with 19:46 left in the second half when Blake Hinson fell under him.

Play got chippy and Ole Miss coach Kermit Davis was assessed a technical foul after Stevenson stole the ball from K.J. Buffen and converted a jumper on the other end. One of two free throws by Grant Sherfield with 17:36 left in regulation gave the Shockers a 44-28 lead.

Wichita State led by at least that margin the rest of the way.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Mississippi   Wichita St.
Devontae Shuler 12 Scoring Erik Stevenson 29
Devontae Shuler 2 Assists Jamarius Burton 4
Devontae Shuler 5 Rebounds Jaime Echenique 6
Khadim Sy 4 Free Throws Made Erik Stevenson 6
Devontae Shuler 2 Steals Erik Stevenson 3
Khadim Sy 3 Blocks Tyson Etienne 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Mississippi 54 30.8 4-18 18-23 5 25 4 4 14
Wichita St. 74 47.9 6-21 22-33 9 35 2 8 12