It's not that Indiana State coach Greg Lansing hates playing a zone defense. He's just certainly not a big fan.
''It's not something I want to spend even 5 minutes on in practice,'' Lansing said.
But the Sycamores did spend time on it this week, and the result was a 68-55 upset of No. 15 Wichita State on Tuesday night.
Indiana State (14-7, 7-3 Missouri Valley) stayed in the conference race with its first victory over a ranked team in five tries this season. Manny Arop scored 17 points to lead the Sycamores, while Davonte Brown and Jake Odum each added 10 points.
Though wins against Miami and Mississippi look good on the resume, too, Arop said this victory was the sweetest.
''Because of this environment,'' Arop explained. ''The difference is they were playing in front of their fans, one of the best crowds in the country.''
That crowd had helped Wichita State (19-3, 8-2) wins its previous 19 home games, but it wasn't enough against a determined Indiana State team that held the S...