Mar 15, 2016; Dayton, OH, USA; Wichita State Shockers forward Rashard Kelly (0) shoots while guarded by Vanderbilt Commodores forward Luke Kornet (3) during the second half of the First Four of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Dayton Arena. Wichita State won 70-50. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Wichita State Advances to NCAA First Round Game with Win Over Vanderbilt

The Wichita State Shockers destroyed the Vanderbilt Commodores in the second game of the First Four NCAA tournament 70-50 Tuesday night.

Going into halftime, the score was tied 30-30. With six minutes remaining in the game the Shockers held a three point lead over Vanderbilt. It was back-to-back-to-back three-pointers by Wichita State that gave the Shockers a 12 point lead with four minutes remaining. After that, Wichita State breezed to a 20 point win.

Top players of the game include Wichita State senior guards Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet each scoring 14 points.

Baker says the defense really stepped in the second half. Baker also says the team likes to feed off of each others energy.

Next up Wichita State is No. 6 Arizona in a first-round South Region game on Thursday evening.

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