Found December 08, 2012 on Fox Sports Kansas City:
(AP) -- Wichita State had been flying under the radar at the national level, but a perfect record through eight games has merited some recognition and the Shockers have cracked the Top 25. They seem unlikely to face any kind of letdown in their first contest as a ranked team. The No. 24 Shockers look to match the best start in school history Saturday night when they host a Northern Colorado squad that's lost five in a row. Although Wichita State won the Missouri Valley Conference last season, made the NCAA tournament as a No. 5 seed and ended 2011-12 ranked 18th, there was a lot of uncertainty surrounding the squad this season. The Shockers boasted a senior-heavy lineup in 2011-12, but lost their top five scorers from last season that accounted for nearly 70 percent of the offense. To fill the void, coach Gregg Marshall has relied on different players stepping up on a nightly basis. "If every game we can have a couple of guys play the best they've ever played in ou...
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