WICHITA, Kan. -- Ben Smith scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half to help Wichita State cruise past Bradley 61-41 Saturday.
The Shockers (18-4, 9-2) maintained second place in the Missouri Valley Conference, while the Braves (6-16, 0-11) lost their 11th straight game, the second-longest streak in school history.
Andrew Warren, the conference's leading scorer, had 15 points for Bradley.
The Braves focused on ball-control offense, often not even looking for a shot until fewer than 10 seconds remained on the shot clock.
Wichita State limited Bradley to two points in the final 7 minutes of the half to lead 30-18 at halftime. In the second half, Smith scored every point of a 14-3 run that put the game away. Smith had four 3-pointers during the stretch.
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