(WICHITA, Kan.) — A stunning 20-point lead at halftime led to a larger 26-point lead in the second half as Wichita State destroys Nebraska, 76-49, in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament.
David Kyles led the way for the Shockers with 13 points, Graham Hatch and JT Durley followed with 12 apiece.
Nebraska (19-13) tied their lowest point total of the season with 49. WSU shot 46 percent from the field and 44 percent from 3-point range.
WSU (25-8) opened the game on a 10-0 run that included three straight 3-pointers and led 22-7 mid way thru the first half against the Huskers and had 10 players score in the game.
With the Shockers win, they will play the winner of the Virginia Tech/Bethune Cookman game.
Long before the game even started, Wednesday had all the makings of busy night at Koch Arena.
"Even though its not the NCAA Tournament its still a home game. So, we're going to get everyone out here, get them pumped up, it's going to be a big game and great time," explains Shocker fan Danny Backes.