WICHITA, Kan. -- Cleanthony Early scored 21 points as Wichita State beat Western Carolina 79-63 in the first round of the Cancun Challenge on Thursday night.
Wichita State led at halftime 46-27.
Trey Sumler scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Catamounts (1-2). Tom Tankelewicz added 12 points. Brandon Boggs and Tawaski King scored 11 each. King led the team with seven rebounds.