Landry Shamet lead the way for the Shockers with 19 points as the 19th ranked Shockers pull out a close 76-72 victory over the 5th ranked Bearcats. This was the marquee victory Wichita State has been looking for all season. Wichita State remained in the lead throughout the game, but the Bearcats didn’t give them much breathing room. They managed to bring the game to a score of 74-72 with 13 seconds but Wichita State managed to get a layup and a dunk to put the game out of reach.
This game makes the race for the American regular season conference title very interesting as Houston and Wichita State have handed Cincy back to back loses and both find themselves one game behind the Bearcats with only a couple games to go. The title may be decided on the last day of the regular season as these two will meet again in Wichita.