Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/4/13
It was the middle of winter in Wichita, and Gregg Marshall gathered his Wichita State team in the film room to show them what he called the "play of the year." At this point in the season, things were looking surprisingly good for a team that wasn't supposed to do too much. After losing their top five scorers from the season before, the Shockers had nine new faces in the locker room. They had been picked to finish fourth in the tough, physical Missouri Valley Conference in the preseason, which would mean missing the NCAA tournament. Then early-season injuries to key players -- big man Carl Hall, freshman guard Ron Baker -- meant those low expectations could have been tempered even more. But on this January day, Marshall had just learned his 19-2 Shockers were ranked 15th in the AP Poll and 14th in the USA Today Coaches Poll, the highest ranking a Marshall-coached team had ever received. There's been one goal since Marshall came to Wichita six seasons ago after a successful nine-ye...
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