WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Markis McDuffie had 24 points including three 3-pointers in the final six minutes as Wichita State held on to defeat Appalachian State 82-76 at the Charleston Classic on Friday.
The Shockers (2-2) held a 10-point lead in the second half of their opener here against Davidson before falling 57-53.
But this time, they prevailed after Appalachian State wiped away a seven-point deficit and led 66-61 with 6:18 remaining.
That's when Wichita State finished with a flourish, outscoring the Mountaineers (1-3) 21-10 the rest of the way.
Wichita State will face Alabama in the fifth-place game Sunday.
Justin Forrest had 28 points for Appalachian State, who'll play Ball State on Sunday for seventh in the eight-team tournament.