Porter's triple-double leads Wichita State past Tulane 83-76
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Craig Porter Jr. had a triple-double, Jaron Pierre Jr. scored 28 points, and Wichita State defeated Tulane 83-76 on Sunday.
Porter had 15 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and three steals. He joined Fred Van Vleet as the only Wichita State players with a triple-double in the past 50 years.
Pierre shot 9 for 17, including 5 for 12 from 3-point range, and 5 of 7 from the free throw line for the Shockers (15-13, 8-8 American Athletic Conference). James Rojas scored 22 points and added eight rebounds.
Jalen Cook led the way for the Green Wave (17-9, 10-5) with 30 points and four assists. Jaylen Forbes added 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals. Sion James had 11 points.
Wichita State took the lead with 17:56 to go in the first half and never looked back. The score was 46-39 at halftime, with Pierre racking up 13 points. Wichita State used an 11-3 run in the second half to build a 10-point lead at 83-73 with 27 seconds left in the half before finishing off the win.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
Updated February 26, 2023