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From Rockford to Wichita State, VanVleet shines

WICHITA, Kan. -- Fred VanVleet walks into the training room deep within Koch Arena. He gently pulls off his shirt to reveal a cut-up elbow, a bruised shoulder, a nasty gash on the palm of his hand. He has just led No. 11 Wichita State to a victory over previously unbeaten Seton Hall, and he's certainly worse for the wear. The blood keeps oozing, even as one of the trainers slaps...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 11 Wichita State survives in OT against Hawaii, 80-79

HONOLULU -- Rashard Kelly grabbed a rebound and put back a short bank shot with 3.8 seconds left Tuesday night as No. 11 Wichita State overcame a sloppy game to beat host Hawaii 80-79 in overtime and reach the final of the Diamond Head Classic. Kelly was mobbed by the Shockers (10-1) after a game that featured 22 lead changes, five of them in overtime. Ron Baker led Wichita State...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wichita State survives upset with last-second putback

Wichita State was on the ropes Tuesday night. As (almost) always, the Shockers found a way to win. After Fred VanVleet’s 3-pointer drew iron, freshman forward Rashard Kelly grabbed the offensive rebounded and converted the second-chance layup with 3.8 seconds left. Hawaii’s Michael Thomas missed a jumper on the other end, and Wichita State survived. Wichita State advances to...
Via The Catch and Shoot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mid-Major Rankings for the Week of Dec. 22

1. Gonzaga (11-1). Last week: 1 Riding a four-game winning streak, Gonzaga begins WCC play Saturday at BYU. 2. Wichita State (8-1). Last week: 2 Wichita State overcame an 11-point deficit in the final five minutes to beat Alabama last week. Now the Shockers head to the Diamond Head Classic, where they will be the favorite to win the tournament. 3. Northern Iowa (10-1). Last week...
Via The Catch and Shoot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wichita State rallies past Alabama

Darius Carter had a game-high 16 points and the go-ahead slam with 11.9 seconds remaining to lead No. 11 Wichita State to a 53-52 victory over Alabama Tuesday.
Via WholeHogSports
10 days ago

Burdick, No. 11 Lady Vols outlast Wichita State 54-51

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Holly Warlick realized the 11th-ranked Lady Volunteers would have their hands full against Wichita State. Warlick knows Wichita State's coaches too well to have expected anything else. Tennessee squandered most of a 10-point, second-half lead Tuesday before escaping with a 54-51 victory over a Wichita State team whose coaching staff features...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

MVC Power Rankings: Northern Iowa showing it can challenge Wichita State

The Missouri Valley Conference is hands-down better top to bottom this year. Wichita State is slightly worse, but everyone else except for Drake and possibly Missouri State is better. With conference play starting in a few weeks, here is a look at where all 10 teams stack up. 1. Wichita State (5-1) Wichita State finally lost a regular season game for the first time March 2013. It...
Via The Catch and Shoot
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Conference Catch-up: Missouri Valley

Best Player: Markis McDuffie, Wichita State Best Potential: Markis McDuffie, Wichita State Best Scorer: Landry Shamet, Wichita State Best Shooter: Billy Wampler, Drake Best Rebounder: Dauoda Ndiaye, Illinois State Best Passer: Keyshawn Evans, Illinois State Best Defender: Tyrone Taylor, Wichita State Best Glue Guy: Bronson Kessinger, Indiana State Best Athlete: Tyrone Taylor...
Via Hoopniks
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Saint Louis stomped by Wichita State, 81-52

WICHITA, Kan. -- Ron Baker scored 18 points, and No. 8 Wichita State beat Saint Louis 81-52 on Saturday. Evan Wessel and Rauno Nurger had 15 points apiece to help the Shockers (5-1) bounce back from Wednesday's overtime loss at Utah. The setback against the Utes was Wichita State's first regular-season loss since March 2, 2013. Baker, Nurger and Wessel were a combined 17 of 25 from...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wichita State Betting Odds: 2014-15 Season

Betting odds for the Wichita State Shockers heading into the 2014-15 season.
Via Gamedayr
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Just SLU's luck: Shockers are eager to start a new streak

Now that its lengthy regular-season winning streak is in the past, Wichita State is eager to begin another one. The No. 8 Shockers look to begin laying the groundwork for a run when they host Saint Louis on Saturday evening. Though Wichita State (4-1) shot a season-low 38.1 percent and was outrebounded for the first time in 2014-15 on Wednesday, coach Gregg Marshall was happy with...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

If you Missed the Beer Mile World Championship Last Night: Don’t Worry, We’ve Got You

I was supposed to compete in Wichita State University’s first annual Beer Mile. That was 8 years, hundreds of miles, and dozens and dozens of pounds ago.  While I considered myself to be among the potential favorites in the event, due to both my high volume of repeat miles and repeat Bud Light, I made [&hellip (Visited 5 times, 5 visits today) The post If you Missed the...
Via No Coast Bias
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ref Knocked Out of Wichita State-Utah Game After Taking Hard Hit During Opening Tip-Off

When the Wichita State Shockers and Utah Utes were getting set for the game to start Wednesday night the ref was probably thinking something like "I hope I throw the ball straight up" or "my knees hurt" or "these vertical stripes sure are slimming." They probably don't think "Gee, I sure hope one of these giant kids drops a massive elbow on my head."But for one poor guy that is exactly...
Via FatManWriting
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Conner Frankamp transferring to Wichita State

Former Jayhawk guard Conner Frankamp announced his decision to transfer to Wichita State on Monday afternoon. “I think Coach (Gregg) Marshall can improve my game quite a bit,” Frankamp told the Wichita Eagle. “I’ve been very impressed with how Ron (Baker) and Fred (VanVleet) have developed as players. I think they have a good chance to get to the league (NBA).” Frankamp...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State Shocked by Wichita State

There was no Black Friday shopping for the Ohio State women’s basketball team as they took on Wichita State today in the second game of the Paradise Jam in the US Virgin Islands. Wichita State jumped out to a quick 6-1 lead thanks to a pair of three pointers but Ohio State responded and tied it up at 6 four minutes into the game. The Buckeyes couldn’t keep any momentum though...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Wichita State Selling Special Jerseys For Saturday’s Basketball Game Against Tulsa

Wichita State’s bookstore is selling some of the most interesting basketball jerseys that you’ll see today. The unis are yellow with black letters and the acronym “MTXE” down the side. “MTXE” stands for “Mental Toughness Extra Effort,” and was a saying coined by former Shockers coach Gene Smithson during his tenure at the school. Check them out: NOW AVAILABLE! Get...
Via College Spun
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Wichita State’s Tekele Cotton dunks in traffic

No. 11 Wichita State took down Memphis and the highlight of the night was Tekele Cotton driving the lane and throwing down a dunk in traffic….
Via The Student Section
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wichita State's Marshall to get Iba Award

ST. LOUIS -- Gregg Marshall, who led Wichita State to a 35-1 record and a No. 1 seeding in the NCAA Tournament, has been selected as the recipient of the Henry Iba Coach of the Year Award, presented by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Marshall will be formally presented the award on Monday, April 14, in Oklahoma City. Marshall, 51, led the Shockers to the Missouri Valley...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Crying Wichita State Girl Joins Crying Kansas Kid

CBS Sports found another crying fan to fixate on, this time a Wichita State Shockers girl.
Via Gamedayr
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: Wichita State Vs. Kentucky – Game Time, TV Schedule, Announcers, Line, Predictions

Twitter/@UKAthletics Many predicted this as a possible round of 32 match-up, and the selection committee has made it so. No. 1 seed Wichita State took care of Cal Poly, while Kentucky won a low scoring affair against Kansas State, preventing a Sunflower State showdown. The winner of this one will meet Louisville in the Sweet 16. Be sure to click here for more on Wichita State and...
Via College Spun
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wichita State coach taking road less traveled to top

ST. LOUIS -- To understand Gregg Marshall is to understand that he's a product of his past. The leader of unbeaten Wichita State wasn't born into coaching with a silver spoon. He didn't learn at the knee of Bob Knight or Mike Krzyzewski, or lean on a resume line that might read "UCLA" or "Kentucky" to climb the coaching ladder. No, Marshall was a skinny guard who had to scrap and...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Freshmen battery leads ASU baseball past Wichita State

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Freshman starting right-hander Seth Martinez and freshman catcher Brian Serven shined as the Arizona State baseball team defeated Wichita State, 9-5, on Tuesday night in front of 2,856 fans at Packard Stadium.  Martinez (1-0) struck out six in four innings, including the side in the fourth, and gave up just one run on three hits and two walks to earn the win in...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

No shock here: Wichita State top seed in Midwest

Wichita State still had something to be angry about on Selection Sunday. The second-ranked Shockers landed the first No. 1 seed in school history and will start their pursuit of a second straight Final Four on Friday in St. Louis, where they ran their record to 34-0 by winning the Missouri Valley tournament last weekend. That's where the reward for their record-setting season ended...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Shockers gearing up for 'that one last tournament,' this time with even bigger head of steam

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- New year. Same song. "What's different now?" Gregg Marshall asks, repeating the question. The Wichita State basketball coach pauses, and offers this: "Well, for the first time in 27 years, we have our name already up there as an automatic qualifier. That's the first time in 27 years that Shocker Nation has had that, and it's fun. It's cool. "And then when you...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wichita State’s Conference Title Shirts Don’t Look Quite Right (Photo)

Wichita State’s regular season was perfect. Its conference championship T-shirts were not. The No. 2-ranked Shockers toppled Indiana State on Sunday in the Missouri Valley Conference title game to become the first team since UNLV in 1991 to enter the NCAA tournament with an undefeated record. The Wichita State players were presented with the typical championship swag as the cut...
Via NESN.com
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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