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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
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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

No. 8 Wichita State beats Saint Louis 81-52

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  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
December 06, 2014  |  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 Fox Sports Kansas City
December 06, 2014  |  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 Fox Sports Midwest
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Who'll be the next Shockers superhero? Maybe someone you'd never expect

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The best steps in the Dance are the ones nobody saw coming, the Daytons, the Harvards, and every dreamer in between. The best moments are reserved for the stars who bolt straight from the back of the chorus to center stage when the spotlight turns on them. Ty Rogers, Western Kentucky's fourth option, beats plucky Drake at Tampa in 2008 on a prayer at the buzzer...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Who'll be the next Shockers superhero? Maybe someone you'd never expect

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The best steps in the Dance are the ones nobody saw coming, the Daytons, the Harvards, and every dreamer in between. The best moments are reserved for the stars who bolt straight from the back of the chorus to center stage when the spotlight turns on them. Ty Rogers, Western Kentucky's fourth option, beats plucky Drake at Tampa in 2008 on a prayer at the buzzer...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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