By GRANT MEECH
KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports
7:33 PM PST, February 13, 2013
Wichita State trailed only once in a dominating 71-56 win over Drake, Wednesday night.
Fred Van Vleet broke out of for a 17 point performance, his best game in a Shocker uniform. The freshman came off the bench to spark a 15-2 run to close out the first half up 30-16.
More important to the win, Wichita State regained sole possession of the lead in the Missouri Valley Conference after Creighton lost to UNI, 61-54 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Carl Hall had another double double, finishing the night with 14 points and 10 boards.
Officiating was an issue in the first half but wasn't indicative of the final score.
The Shockers out rebounded Drake 45-29 and controlled the tempo of the game all night.