Posted February 24, 2012 on AP on Fox
Although Wichita State has already secured the top seed for next week's Missouri Valley Conference tournament, it isn't about to overlook its regular-season finale. The 19th-ranked Shockers try to avenge their only loss of 2012 when they host Drake on Saturday. Wichita State (25-4, 15-2) clinched the outright MVC regular-season title with Wednesday's 68-55 win over Illinois State. It's the Shockers' first league crown since 2006. "That was definitely important, that was our goal,'' said senior guard Joe Ragland, second on the team with 13.7 points per game. "You know, this season we felt we had the talent and we stressed hard work. Our guys worked hard all summer, we believed we could win, we just had to put the work in. Glad to see the hard work pay off.'' Ragland led the way Wednesday with 14 points, while fellow seniors Garrett Stutz and Ben Smith scored 12 and 11, respectively. "Proud of our seniors," coach Gregg Marsh...
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