WICHITA, Kan. -

Fred VanVleet had a career-high 18 points, Cleanthony Early added 14 and No. 16 Wichita State pulled away in the second half to beat William & Mary 79-62 on Thursday night.   

Ron Baker added 13 points and Kadeem Coleby had 10 for the Shockers (3-0), who are off to another hot start after their dramatic NCAA tournament run last season. They have won 20 straight non-conference games at home by an average of 22 points.    

This one wasn't easy - the Shockers trailed by a point at halftime. But they took advantage of their superior size and depth in the second half to pull away down the stretch.       

Marcus Thornton had 18 points to lead the Tribe (1-2), who were just 11 of 22 from the free throw line. Tim Rusthoven added 13 points and freshman Omar Prewitt finished with 11.