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Wichita State back in Sweet 16 for second time in 3 years

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Wichita State should know how to avoid distractions by now. When the NCAA Tournament field was first set, all anybody wanted to talk about was the Shockers finally getting a shot at Kansas. Nobody wanted to mention that they first had to take care of Indiana just to give the game a chance of happening. It came to pass, of course. And behind a stellar effort on both...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Shockers top Jayhawks in NCAA Tournament showdown

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- No wonder Kansas never wants anything to do with Wichita State. Behind another steady performance from Fred VanVleet and the hot shooting of Evan Wessel, the No. 7 seed Shockers rolled past the second-seeded Jayhawks 78-65 on Sunday, earning a trip to the Sweet 16 at the expense of the school that has caused them so much chagrin. Tekele Cotton led the way with...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Shockers beat Jayhawks in tourney showdown

Behind another steady performance from Fred VanVleet and the hot shooting of Evan Wessel, the No. 7 seed Shockers rolled past the second-seeded Jayhawks 78-65.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings of Kansas: Sharp-shooting Shockers knock off Jayhawks to advance to Sweet 16

OMAHA, Neb. -- No wonder Kansas never wants anything to do with Wichita State. Behind another steady performance from Fred VanVleet and the hot shooting of Evan Wessel, the No. 7 seed Shockers rolled past the second-seeded Jayhawks 78-65 on Sunday, earning a trip to the Sweet 16 at the expense of the school that has caused them so much chagrin. Tekele Cotton led the way with 19 points...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Shockers beat Jayhawks 78-65 in NCAA Tournament showdown

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) No wonder Kansas never wants anything to do with Wichita State. Behind another steady performance from Fred VanVleet and the hot shooting of Evan Wessel, the No. 7 seed Shockers rolled past the second-seeded Jayhawks 78-65 on Sunday, earning a trip to the Sweet 16 at the expense of the school that has caused them so much chagrin. Tekele Cotton led the way with 19...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Notes and quotes: Previewing Wichita State and Northern Iowa matchups in Round of 32

The Missouri Valley Conference has performed well across the board this postseason. Wichita State and Northern Iowa advanced to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament, Illinois State is in the second round of the NIT, Loyola Chicago is in the CBI quarterfinals and Evansville is in the second round of the CIT. All eyes Sunday will be on Wichita State and Northern Iowa as they compete...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 11 Wichita St. beats Northern Iowa, wins Missouri Valley title

WICHITA, Kan. -- Ron Baker scored 17 points to help No. 11 Wichita State beat No. 10 Northern Iowa 74-60 on Saturday and win the Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship. Fred VanVleet added 13 points for the Shockers (27-3, 17-1 Missouri Valley) while Tekele Cotton and Evan Wessel scored 11 each. Seth Tuttle scored 16 points to lead Northern Iowa (27-3, 16-2), which...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Wichita State beats Northern Iowa to win Missouri Valley title

WICHITA, Kan. -- Ron Baker scored 17 points to help No. 11 Wichita State beat No. 10 Northern Iowa 74-60 on Saturday and win the Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship. Fred VanVleet added 13 points for the Shockers (27-3, 17-1 Missouri Valley) while Tekele Cotton and Evan Wessel scored 11 each. Seth Tuttle scored 16 points to lead Northern Iowa (27-3, 16-2), which...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Wichita St beats Northern Iowa to win Missouri Valley title

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Ron Baker scored 17 points to help No. 11 Wichita State beat No. 10 Northern Iowa 74-60 on Saturday and win the Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship. Fred VanVleet added 13 points for the Shockers (27-3, 17-1 Missouri Valley) while Tekele Cotton and Evan Wessel scored 11 each. Seth Tuttle scored 16 points to lead Northern Iowa (27-3, 16-2), which...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Wichita State beats Northern Iowa to win Missouri Valley title

WICHITA, Kan. -- Ron Baker scored 17 points to help No. 11 Wichita State beat No. 10 Northern Iowa 74-60 on Saturday and win the Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship. Fred VanVleet added 13 points for the Shockers (27-3, 17-1 Missouri Valley) while Tekele Cotton and Evan Wessel scored 11 each. Seth Tuttle scored 16 points to lead Northern Iowa (27-3, 16-2), which...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

VanVleet leads way as No. 13 Wichita State beats Evansville

WICHITA, Kan. -- With his team struggling on offense, Wichita State point guard Fred VanVleet took over. "Our offense was stagnant, but it wasn't because of mistakes," VanVleet said. "We were getting good looks, the shots weren't falling. We missed bunnies. Mine were going in." Indeed, VanVleet scored 18 of his 22 points in a decisive first half as No. 13 Wichita State coasted past...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

VanVleet lifts Wichita State to 62-43 win over Evansville

WICHITA, Kan. -- Fred VanVleet scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half to lead No. 13 Wichita State to a 62-43 win over Evansville on Sunday. Ron Baker added 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Shockers (25-3, 15-1 Missouri Valley). Evan Wessel had 11 points for Wichita State, which led for 32 or more minutes in 12 of its last 13 games. Egidijus Mockevicius scored 15 points to...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

VanVleet lifts Wichita State to 62-43 win over Evansville

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Fred VanVleet scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half to lead No. 13 Wichita State to a 62-43 win over Evansville on Sunday. Ron Baker added 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Shockers (25-3, 15-1 Missouri Valley). Evan Wessel had 11 points for Wichita State, which led for 32 or more minutes in 12 of its last 13 games. Egidijus Mockevicius scored 15 points...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Baker scores 19 as No. 15 Wichita State beats Illinois State

NORMAL, Ill. -- Ron Baker scored 19 points and No. 15 Wichita State overcame poor shooting with fierce defense in holding off Illinois State 68-62 on Saturday. Fred VanVleet added 15 points and Evan Wessel scored 12 for the Shockers (23-3, 13-1 Missouri Valley Conference), who shot only 36.7 percent (18 of 49) from the field. Wichita State was much better at the free throw line,...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Baker scores 19 as No. 15 Wichita St beats Illinois St 68-62

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Ron Baker scored 19 points and No. 15 Wichita State overcame poor shooting with fierce defense in holding off Illinois State 68-62 on Saturday. Fred VanVleet added 15 points and Evan Wessel scored 12 for the Shockers (23-3, 13-1 Missouri Valley Conference), who shot only 36.7 percent (18 of 49) from the field. Wichita State was much better at the free throw line...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Baker scores 19 as No. 15 Wichita State beats Illinois State

NORMAL, Ill. -- Ron Baker scored 19 points and No. 15 Wichita State overcame poor shooting with fierce defense in holding off Illinois State 68-62 on Saturday. Fred VanVleet added 15 points and Evan Wessel scored 12 for the Shockers (23-3, 13-1 Missouri Valley Conference), who shot only 36.7 percent (18 of 49) from the field. Wichita State was much better at the free throw line,...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Protecting the rock a top priority for Shockers going forward

After rarely being tested in the first half of the Missouri Valley Conference schedule, Wichita State is coming off a pair of troubling performances on the road. The 16th-ranked Shockers, though, seem to have a good chance to return to their dominating ways Saturday night at home against scuffling Missouri State. Wichita State (20-3, 10-1) didn't have a game decided by fewer than...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Protecting the rock a top priority for Shockers going forward

After rarely being tested in the first half of the Missouri Valley Conference schedule, Wichita State is coming off a pair of troubling performances on the road. The 16th-ranked Shockers, though, seem to have a good chance to return to their dominating ways Saturday night at home against scuffling Missouri State. Wichita State (20-3, 10-1) didn't have a game decided by fewer than...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Missouri St.-Wichita St. Preview

After rarely being tested in the first half of the Missouri Valley Conference schedule, Wichita State is coming off a pair of troubling performances on the road. The 16th-ranked Shockers, though, seem to have a good chance to return to their dominating ways Saturday night at home against scuffling Missouri State. Wichita State (20-3, 10-1) didn't have a game decided by fewer than...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Fred VanVleet clutch at line to help No. 16 Wichita State beat Bradley

  Fred VanVleet made two free throws with 4.6 seconds left, helping No. 16 Wichita State hold on for a 62-59 victory at Bradley on Wednesday night. The Shockers went without a field goal for the final 12 1/2 minutes in their first game since Saturday's 70-54 loss at Northern Iowa. After VanVleet's clutch foul shots, Evan Wessel stole Bradley's ensuing inbounds pass to help Wichita...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

VanVleet helps No. 16 Wichita State to close win at Bradley

PEORIA, Ill. -- Fred VanVleet made two free throws with 4.6 seconds left, helping No. 16 Wichita State hold on for a 62-59 victory at Bradley on Wednesday night. The Shockers went without a field goal for the final 12 1/2 minutes in their first game since Saturday's 70-54 loss at Northern Iowa. After VanVleet's clutch foul shots, Evan Wessel stole Bradley's ensuing inbounds pass...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

VanVleet helps No. 16 Wichita State to close win at Bradley

PEORIA, Ill. -- Fred VanVleet made two free throws with 4.6 seconds left, helping No. 16 Wichita State hold on for a 62-59 victory at Bradley on Wednesday night. The Shockers went without a field goal for the final 12 1/2 minutes in their first game since Saturday's 70-54 loss at Northern Iowa. After VanVleet's clutch foul shots, Evan Wessel stole Bradley's ensuing inbounds pass...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Shockers look to knock Seton Hall from the ranks of the unbeaten

All appears right with Wichita State after impressively bouncing back from its first regular-season loss since March 2013. The Shockers would likely feel even better if they follow that victory by knocking Seton Hall from the ranks of the unbeaten Tuesday night. Wichita State (5-1) showed no ill-effects from having its 35-game regular-season winning streak snapped at Utah, routing...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Shockers look to knock Seton Hall from the ranks of the unbeaten

All appears right with Wichita State after impressively bouncing back from its first regular-season loss since March 2013. The Shockers would likely feel even better if they follow that victory by knocking Seton Hall from the ranks of the unbeaten Tuesday night. Wichita State (5-1) showed no ill-effects from having its 35-game regular-season winning streak snapped at Utah, routing...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Seton Hall-Wichita St. Preview

All appears right with Wichita State after impressively bouncing back from its first regular-season loss since March 2013. The Shockers would likely feel even better if they follow that victory by knocking Seton Hall from the ranks of the unbeaten Tuesday night. Wichita State (5-1) showed no ill-effects from having its 35-game regular-season winning streak snapped at Utah, routing...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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