Sasser, No. 1 Houston take down Wichita State

The Shockers shot a season-high 72% (13 of 18) from the field in the first half. Wichita State fell to 2-9 all-time against AP No. 1-ranked teams.



March 3, 2023 - 2:58 PM

Wichita State forward James Rojas (33) is double-teamed by Houston forward Reggie Chaney (32) and guard Marcus Sasser (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, March 2, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)

HOUSTON (AP) — Jamal Shead scored a career-high 25 points, Marcus Sasser added 22 and No. 1 Houston defeated Wichita State 83-66 on Thursday night.

Shead shot 10 of 17 from the field. The junior was 4 of 8 on 3-pointers.

“My teammates told me to be aggressive,” Shead said. “They were just being confident in me, giving me confidence in myself. That really helped.”

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