WICHITA— Markis McDuffie scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half and Wichita State had a 10-2 run down the stretch to knock off Central Florida 75-67 on Wednesday night, ending the Knights’ seven-game winning streak.
Samajae Haynes-Jones had 12 of his 14 points in the second half for the Shockers (8-8, 1-4 American Athletic Conference) and Jamarius Burton added 12. It was the 400th game at Wichita State for coach Gregg Marshall and his 294th win, ending a four-game losing streak.
The Knights (13-3, 3-1) trailed by 12 early in the second half but Burton restored the Shockers’ cushion confidently stroking in just his second three-pointer of the season. McDuffie drained a difficult, step-back jumper in the corner and pushed WSU’s lead to 27-19 with 4:57 remaining.