Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 12/12/12
If Wichita State is to secure the best start in school history, it must pass what is expected to be another difficult road test. The No. 23 Shockers look to open 10-0 for the first time while trying to hand Tennessee a third consecutive loss Thursday night. Wichita State has equaled its best start by winning its nine games by an average margin of 14.5 points and allowing 58.8 per contest. The Shockers have won both of their true road games, overcoming a season-low 35.1-percent shooting effort by holding Virginia Commonwealth to 34.7 from the field in a 53-51 win Nov. 13. They shot a season-high 58.3 percent and won 72-69 at Air Force on Dec. 2 despite 19 turnovers. Wichita State may be facing another stiff road challenge against Tennessee (4-3). Despite totaling 74 points and shooting 30.6 percent in back-to-back losses at No. 15 Georgetown and Virginia, the Volunteers rank among the national leaders with 57.0 points allowed per contest. This will be the first meeting since Wic...
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