Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 11/15/14
After overcoming an usual start time in its last game, Wichita State is surely looking forward to tipping off at a normal hour Thursday night when it hosts William & Mary. Sophomore Fred VanVleet had 17 points and Kadeem Coleby posted 13 as No. 16 Wichita State (2-0) beat Western Kentucky 66-49 on Monday. Cleanthony Early added 11 points and nine rebounds for the Shockers, who only led by two at halftime. "It's pretty late," VanVleet said after the game, which started at midnight locally and finished at 2:09 a.m. "It took a lot of mental and physical focus for this game." Wichita State, which held the Hilltoppers to 28.6 percent shooting, is on the verge of opening 3-0 for the second consecutive season. The Shockers won their first nine games in 2012-13 before advancing all the way to the Final Four, where they lost 72-68 to eventual champion Louisville. "It makes us 2-0 instead of 1-1," said coach Gregg Marshall, whose team was outrebounded 20-10 on the offensive glass. "I...
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