WICHITA, Kan. -- Rauno Nurger scored 14 points to lead a 54-point bench performance, and Wichita State easily handled South Carolina State 85-39 in a season-opening win on Friday night.
None of Wichita State's starting five scored in double figures. Instead, Nurger's 14 points led the Shockers in 16 minutes played. Markis McDuffie added 11 points and seven rebounds. Rashard Kelly, a starter, had nine points and nine rebounds.
Wichita State outrebounded South Carolina State 49-28 and won points in the paint 44-14. The Shockers have won 21 straight home openers and improved to 55-1 in home non-conference regular season games since November 2008.
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|North Carolina Central||4-0||-||10-8|
|North Carolina A&T||3-0||0.5||10-8|
|South Carolina State||3-1||1||7-12|