Touted as a prospective Closing 4 crew with all five starters again, the Shockers started out the time short-handed as ahead Markis McDuffie heals from the still left foot worry fracture.
Cal went ideal within the McDuffie-less Shockers early, racing to an 11-point guide in the game’s opening 5 1/2 minutes.
Wichita Condition could not get something to drop – 4 for eighteen to start out – and Cal stretched the direct to 29-15 at the rear of Don Coleman, who had seventeen details of his 35 details from the opening thirteen minutes.
The Bears (2-2) continued to attack from the next 50 percent, likely ahead 58-40 on the 3-pointer by Justice Sueing.
The Shockers (3-0) turned the game about by dashing up the younger Bears with their full-court push. By way of a string of turnovers, Wichita Point out scored ten straight points through a 14-3 run that lower Cal’s guide to 61-54.
The Shockers saved hounding and saved scoring as being the followers inside of tiny Lahaina Civic Centre roared, tying the game at 76-all on Samajae Haynes-Jones’ layup with just more than five minutes still left.
Cal big men Kingsley Okorah and Marcus Lee both fouled out, leaving the Bears defenseless inside of and Wichita State went on an 8-0 operate to go up 86-80 – and on to your semifinals where the Shockers will fulfill Marquette on Tuesday.
Cal will enjoy VCU within the loser’s bracket Tuesday.