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Govs home winning streak comes to end

The same team that ended APSUs 14-game winning streak last February now has ended the Govs 29-game home winning streak.

Wichita State ended Division Is second-longest winning streak Saturday night with a 72-62 verdict in Dave Aaron Arena. It was APSUs first home loss since Feb. 4, 2002, when the Govs dropped a 68-65 decision to Morehead State.

We played hard but we just didnt play well enough to win, said APSU Basketball Coach Dave Loos.
The same team that ended APSU's 14-game winning streak last February now has ended the Govs' 29-game home winning streak.

Wichita State ended Division I's second-longest winning streak Saturday night with a 72-62 verdict in Dave Aaron Arena. It was APSU's first home loss since Feb. 4, 2002, when the Govs dropped a 68-65 decision to Morehead State.

“We played hard but we just didn't play well enough to win,” said APSU Basketball Coach Dave Loos.

The Governors jumped out to a pair of seven-point advantages early in the game before Wichita State went on a 19-2 run to grab a 27-17 lead. The Shockers would lead by as much as 13 in the half before the Govs scored the final five points of the half to trail 34-26 at intermission.

The Govs scored the first two points of the second half before Wichita State ran off the next eight for a 14-point 42-28 advantage.

The Govs would claw back, but each time they got within striking distance, the Shockers would answer. With 4:51 left in the game, William Durden cut the deficit to four, 62-58, with a free throw. It was still a four-point game, 66-62 with 2:21 remaining, but the Governors would not score again as the Shockers made six free throws in the final 1:30 for the final margin.

Maurice Hampton led the Governors with 20 points while Zac Schlader added 11. Schlader and Durden each had seven rebounds for the Govs, who were out-rebounded 43-30, including permitting 13 offensive boards.
—Brad Kirtley