Memphis Tigers fall to Wichita State in a battle of top 25 basketball teams

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Wichita State’s Jaime Echenique (21) is fouled by Memphis’ Alex Lomax during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Wichita, Kan. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

WICHITA, Kan. – Jamarius Burton scored 16 points to lead No. 23 Wichita State past No. 21 Memphis. Erik Stevenson had 12 points for the Shockers, and Tyson Etienne added 11.

Precious Achiuwa had 22 points and 12 rebounds for Memphis.

Wichita State led by as many as 19 points, but Memphis closed back within six in the final minutes.

Wichita State shot just 32.8% for the game, more than 10 points lower than its season mark.

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