As he took a seat in the media room of his home arena, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall shook his head.
''Been a while since we had to do this,'' he muttered.
Indeed, No. 15 Wichita State not only lost to Indiana State 68-55 on Tuesday night, the Shockers had a 19-game home winning streak snapped and watched control of the conference race slip away.
Marshall hasn't had to explain many home losses, but he didn't have a problem doing that with this one.
''We got whipped,'' he said. ''We couldn't score inside, couldn't guard them inside, they beat us on the boards - there were a lot of things that weren't the norm.''
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.