Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City
By ASSOCIATED PRESS  |  Last updated 11/15/13
Slow starts have been a pattern for Wichita State in its last two contests. The 16th-ranked Shockers look to rectify that problem Saturday and extend their home non-conference win streak to 21 games when they meet winless Tennessee State. Wichita State (3-0) led by two at halftime of Monday's 66-49 win over Western Kentucky and trailed by one at the break of Thursday's 79-62 win over William & Mary. "We've gotta do better coming out of the gate," coach Gregg Marshall said. Things didn't go well in the first half Thursday. The Shockers never led in the first 20 minutes and trailed by as many as 10 points before using their superior size and depth to pull away. "You can over-analyze any way you want to, but in a 40-minute game to win by 17 and we were down at least 10 at one point in the game," Marshall said. "We finally played the way we need to play. My job is to make us play that way out of the gate, and I gotta do a better job." One encouraging sign was the career-high 1...
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