Conference tournaments begin this week and there will be some important games for ranked teams in a few of the smaller leagues.
The Missouri Valley Conference tournament kicks off Thursday in St. Louis with No. 8 Wichita State and No. 11 Northern Iowa facing a potential second matchup this season if they can get the championship game.
The Shockers and Panthers still have to win two...
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The college basketball regular season is coming to a close very soon, but there is still plenty of movement near the top of the polls—and the potential seed lines for the NCAA Tournament. This week’s big winners: Wichita State, which landed a huge Missouri Valley win over Northern Iowa, and Maryland, which knocked off No. 5 Wisconsin and Michigan.
The two polls...
Last season the Wichita State Shockers surprised the college basketball loving world by finishing the regular season undefeated and making a good run in the Tournament before falling to Kentucky 78-76. This year they are not going to take anyone by surprise especially after securing their second straight Missouri Valley Conference title with a 74-60 win over Northern Iowa.In case...
Wichita State picked up a huge win to prove its Missouri Valley Conference dominance against Northern Iowa this afternoon, but the game wasn’t without a scary moment for the Shockers. Very late in the game, with the result more-or-less decided, Wichita State star Fred VanVleet slipped after shooting a floater in the lane, and landed hard on the court hitting his head.
No. 11 WIchita State clinched its second-straight Missouri Valley Conference title with a 74-60 win over No. 10 Northern Iowa at home this afternoon. The Shockers’ senior guard Tekele Cotton wrapped up the victory with an NBA Dunk Contest worthy windmill flush.
Cotton is a proven dunker, but he also drilled a very deep three-pointer early in the game. Nice way to end his career at home.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's not them. It's us.
Wichita State is hell in 10 handbaskets, same as it ever was, a defensive juggernaut, a flurry of hip-checks and roving hands, a name brand that blows up screens and brackets with equal aplomb. The Shockers (26-3, 16-1 Missouri Valley Conference) rank 11th nationally, but remain a top 10 bunch in terms of the nitty-gritty, namely opponent...
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It was a bad all around experience for Southern Illinois fans attending a home game against the stout Wichita State Shockers Tuesday night.
First, the Salukis got destroyed 84-62, giving up more than 40 points in each half. Then after the game, everyone bored enough to watch the post-game show saw a little girl get run over by the Salukis...
Losing sucks--especially when you lose bad like Southern Illinois did to Wichita State Tuesday night (84-62 and it was never really close). So if the mascot was a little perturbed about the defeat it would be understandable. However, no matter how upset he may be that is no reason to take out his frustrations on an innocent little girl!Or maybe it was because he tried to make a move...
Fred VanVleet looks so nonchalant on the court that nobody could be faulted for giving him a good shake - you know, just to make sure the talented point guard is still awake.
Then you realize he just put up a triple-double. Or poured in a bunch of points.
Wichita State's floor leader followed up his rare statistical achievement from last weekend with a big scoring outburst Wednesday...
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19 days ago
Now that its lengthy winning streak in the Missouri Valley Conference is in the past, Wichita State is poised to begin another run of success.
The visiting No. 16 Shockers can get back on track with an 11th straight victory over a struggling Bradley squad that could still be without its leading scorer Wednesday night.
Wichita State's 30-game Valley win streak ended Saturday when...
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28 days ago
WICHITA, KS – JANUARY 25: of the Wichita State Shockers of the Drake Bulldogs during the first half on January 25, 2015 at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas. Wichita State defeated Drake 74-40. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
If you are a Wichita State fan and you believe in such things, you had better hope that I don’t watch future games. The Shockers have lost three...
When Wichita State traveled to Northern Iowa on Saturday, it marked the first time that two top-25-ranked Missouri Valley Conference teams squared off since 1982.
While the game did not live up to its billing, as the Panthers curb-stomped the Shockers, the lopsided result does not devalue the teams or the Valley at all.
Think about it: Wichita State had not lost a conference game...
Wichita State's baseball program was placed on probation Thursday after the NCAA found that the Shockers used 21 players who received impermissible benefits over a two-year period.
The school self-reported the violations last year, likely resulting in lighter sanctions. Still, the NCAA decided that Wichita State's storied program would need to vacate wins from 2011-13 -- including...
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January 29, 2015
WICHITA, Kan. -- Authorities say Wichita State guard Conner Frankamp has been arrested on suspicion of DUI.
Wichita police Lt. James Espinoza told The Associated Press that the 19-year-old was arrested early Sunday morning after being initially stopped for failing to signal a turn and maintain a single lane.
Espinoza said Monday a breath test showed Frankamp's blood-alcohol content...
Wichita State G Conner Frankamp arrested on suspicion of DUI, the Wichita Eagle reports.
Frankcamp, who was arrested early Sunday morning, was also cited for "improper driving on laned roadway" and "unsafe turning or stopping", the newspaper reported, citing a Sedgwick County (Kan.) Sheriff's Office booking report.
Frankamp, who recently transferred from Kansas, is sitting out a...
Wichita State rolled over Drake last night and the highlight of the night was this Tekele Cotton dunk….
Tekele Cotton at it again. #MVCHoops https://t.co/2MXdFiNdWk
— Missouri Valley (@MVCsports) January 25, 2015
Tekele Cotton #3 on @espn @edparkerGB posterizing dunk! #WatchUs https://t.co/oJXMIImiQ3
— Ryan W. Gates (@RyanWGates) January 26, 2015
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...
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...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Georgia is officially in, if you're keeping score, and Texas A&M is expected to be, too. Kansas State is expected to hook up with its old Big 12 pals, the Aggies, on the hardwood at Sprint Center later this fall. Also on the docket, in pencil, a visit to Long Beach State en route to the EA Sports Maui Invitational Nov. 24-26.
On Tuesday, the Wildcats officially...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Gregg Marshall, whose Wichita State team was the first to reach the NCAA tournament undefeated in 33 years, has been selected The Associated Press' Coach of the Year.
The Shockers entered the tournament at 34-0 and as a No. 1 seed. They became the first team in NCAA men's history to win its first 35 games. They lost to Kentucky in the third round and fell short...
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...
Those of you who watched the Wichita State-Kentucky game on Sunday witnessed the best game of the 2014 NCAA Tournament thus far. No. 8 seed Kentucky barely advanced to the Sweet 16 with an upset win over the Shockers in a game that also featured some of the best dunks of the tournament. Cleanthony Early […]
Here are three things we gleaned from Kentucky's 78-76 victory over top-seeded and previously undefeated Wichita State -- an epic Round of 32 clash that truly had the feel of a regional final.
What better way to characterize a classic game, with Kentucky (54 percent) and Wichita State (55 percent) both posting stellar shooting averages in St. Louis:
1. Kentucky played the more complete...
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CBS Sports found another crying fan to fixate on, this time a Wichita State Shockers girl.