NIT quarterfinal loss to Wichita State ends IU’s basketball season

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Markis McDuffie had 21 points as Wichita State got past Indiana 73-63 in the quarterfinals of the NIT on Tuesday night.

Wichita State will play in the semifinals at Madison Square Garden, becoming just the sixth team to reach New York after three road wins.

Freshman Dexter Dennis had 17 points and six blocks for Wichita State (22-14), which set a season-high for blocks with nine — eight coming in the first half. Samajae Haynes-Jones added 13 points and six rebounds. Jaime Echenique had 11 rebounds for the visitors.

McDuffie became the 13th player in Shocker history to reach 1,500 points.

Juwan Morgan had 21 points for the Hoosiers (19-16). Aljami Durham added 13 points. Devonte Green had 12 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Indiana led 10-9 with 11:07 remaining in the first half but the Shockers answered with a 15-3 run to take the first double-digit lead of the game. The Hoosiers twice got it within one point in the second half but both times Wichita State hit a 3-pointer on its next possession.

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