No. 2 Wichita State improves to 32-0 after beating Evansville

ST. LOUIS -- Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker scored 17 points apiece and No. 2 Wichita State set a Missouri Valley tournament record with 11 blocked shots, staying perfect for the season with an 80-58 romp over Evansville in the quarterfinals Friday. D.J. Balentine had 31 points with seven 3-pointers for ninth-seeded Evansville (14-19), which lost twice by an average of 15 points...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 2 Wichita St routs Missouri St to stay perfect

WICHITA, Kan. -- The chant started when Ron Baker walked toward the Wichita State bench for the final time, and reached a crescendo when he popped the front of his jersey -- No. 31. As in, 31-0. A perfect regular season. "Undefeated!" the sellout crowd roared in unison. "Undefeated!" Baker finished with 13 points, Cleanthony Early led the way with 19 and the second...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 2 Wichita St. makes history as first to go 30-0 with win over Bradley

Wichita State became the first team ever to go 30-0 in the regular season, defeating Bradley 69-49 on Tuesday night inside Carver Arena. Ron Baker led the way with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting, including 3-of-7 from three-point range, while pulling down six rebounds. Tekele Cotton had 13 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Tekele Cotton started the scoring for Wichita State...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

3 in the Kee: What we learned in Wichita State's latest win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Four more games. While Syracuse keeps finding new teeth to escape by the skin of, Wichita State (27-0, 14-0 Missouri Valley Conference) continues to add pelt after pelt to the wall, methodically. Tuesday, Salukis. Sunday, Aces: Shockers 84, Evansville 68. Hammer. Nail. Repeat. Four more games. Wichita lost twice to the Aces last season, and the last time the Shockers...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Baker’s career night propels Shockers to 27-0

No. 4 Wichita State learned from its first meeting with Evansville. Playing off the Aces guards, even the ones who don’t shoot, doesn’t work. The Shockers went full-court press in the half-court on Sunday against Evansville and disrupted its motion offense with a risk-and-reward approach. WSU forced 18 turnovers and scored 23 points off those turnovers to handle the Aces 84...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Baker leading No. 4 Shockers' perfect run

WICHITA, Kan. -- All those sages who claim there are valuable lessons to be learned from a loss have never met Ron Baker, the mop-haired sophomore guard for No. 4 Wichita State. You see, the Shockers are riding a perfect start to the season, pushing their record to 26-0 with a 78-67 victory over Southern Illinois on Tuesday night. But people seem to forget that the Fabulous Baker...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 4 Shockers still among nation's unbeatens

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Wichita State's Ron Baker has grown accustomed to looking up in the stands during a pregame shoot-around, peering from one section to the next, and seeing very few empty seats. Not just when the Shockers are at home, either. Fourth-ranked Wichita State, which beat Drake over the weekend to run its record to 21-0, has become a marquee opponent on everybody...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Is there anything Wichita State's Ron Baker can't do?

While coach Gregg Marshall has taken comfort in knowing there isn't much Ron Baker can't do, that has become a difficult lesson for Wichita State opponents. The do-it-all guard looks to continue his tear as the 11th-ranked Shockers try to start 9-0 for the second straight season Saturday night against visiting Oral Roberts. Baker is having a breakout sophomore season after...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Ron Baker Could Become First Round Prospect

Ron Baker is the leading scorer on the No. 12 ranked Wichita State Shockers and is becoming a more highly regarded NBA prospect. Baker is a 6'3, redshirt sophomore combo guard. "Myself and a lot of NBA scouts are very high on Wichita State's Ron Baker," wrote Chad Ford. "He's sitting in the 40s on our Big Board right now, but the more I watch him play and...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

WSU's Baker making up for lost time in big way

You ask Ron Baker if this is what he expected the Sweet 16, the glitz of Los Angeles, the mayor of his tiny Kansas hometown declaring Thursday Ron Baker Day and he offers up this story, from about two years back: Somewhere along Highway 56, during the three-hours-and-change drive back west to Scott City, Kan., Ron was on the return leg of his official visit to Wichita State. And...
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March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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