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Wesner: Power conference bias, strength of schedule will send Wichita State to AAC

Photo courtesy of Peyton Wesner.

Tic. Tock. Tic. Tock. Tic. Tock.

Do you remember waiting on a decision after your first job interview?

Sitting in your living room with a racing mind and constantly checking for a missed call or email, you begin to second guess whether your first impression was strong and your answers crisp.

The Missouri Valley Conference is now engaged in a waiting game with mid-major powerhouse Wichita State.

Will they stay, or will they go?

Reported by The Wichita Eagle’s Paul Suellentrop Tuesday, the Shockers’ move to the American Athletic Conference is “almost inevitable.” Continue reading Wesner: Power conference bias, strength of schedule will send Wichita State to AAC

RECAP: #21 Wichita State weathers early storm, advances to MVC Tournament championship

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — 37 points.

In two games against Wichita State, Missouri State had been defeated by 18 and 19 points, respectively.

Today was another verse to the same song.

The Bears (17-16, 7-11), held to 37.9 percent from the floor, were eliminated from Arch Madness, 78-63. The Shockers (29-4, 17-1) will play top-seeded Illinois State Sunday for a chance to etch their name into the NCAA Tournament field of 68.

“I’d like to congratulate Missouri State on a very hard-fought game,” said Shockers’ head coach Gregg Marshall. “They worked extremely hard. The game ended up being 15, but I thought it was a very close game and a very well played game on both ends.” Continue reading RECAP: #21 Wichita State weathers early storm, advances to MVC Tournament championship

RECAP: #21 Wichita State advances to semi-finals with 82-56 destruction of Bradley

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Landry Shamet is on a mission.

And, the final chapter ends with #21 (AP) Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament.

Now they are one step closer to etching their name into the field of 68.

Despite shooting 37.1 percent, the Shockers (28-4, 17-1) thumped Bradley (13-20, 7-11), 82-56. The only fireworks came at the expense of hard fouls and a mid-court yelling match between head coaches Gregg Marshall and Brian Wardle.

“If we win this tournament, your name is in the NCAA Tournament,” Shamet said. “I would be nice to win the thing and know that we will be in the tournament. That’s kind of our mindset: We don’t want to leave it up to chance.”

The contest was, surprisingly, competitive for 12 minutes. The Braves held their only leads at 2-0 and 4-2. Continue reading RECAP: #21 Wichita State advances to semi-finals with 82-56 destruction of Bradley

RECAP: #25 Wichita State fights off Missouri State, 86-67 

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Dequon Miller was determined to leave JQH Arena with one final win.

Over the course of 40 minutes, he did all he could.

Miller’s performance of 19 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists was not enough as No. 25 Wichita State defeated Missouri State, 86-67. The victory was the Shockers’ 17th Missouri Valley Conference win and clinched at least a co-share of the regular season championship.

“I thought everyone’s effort was there tonight. I thought we fought hard,” Miller said to Jim Connell of Springfield News-Leader. “I thought everybody played amazing tonight and our run is coming at Arch Madness.

Despite Wichita State making six of its first eight shots, the Bears refused to hibernate. A total team effort kept the Shockers within a single-possession almost six minutes in. Continue reading RECAP: #25 Wichita State fights off Missouri State, 86-67 

RECAP: MiKyle McIntosh, Illinois State Redbirds advance to 6-0, defeat Wichita State

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NORMAL, Ill. — The Birds in red have done it again.

In a matchup of Missouri Valley Conference unbeatens, Illinois State defeated Wichita State, 76-62. A combined 21 points off the bench flew the Redbirds ahead of the relentless Shockers in front of a crowd of 9,078.

“I’m really happy for our team. We continue to guard at a high level,” said Illinois State head coach Dan Muller. “A lot of guys stepped up and made plays offensively. I thought we had a couple things that we hurt them with. In the end, guys made shots.”

On the first possession, Illinois State senior Paris Lee ignited the red sea with a three-pointer. Moments later, fellow senior Tony Wills got in on the act, nailing back-to-back triples, to extend the advantage. Two more from Lee supplied an 11-5 edge prior to the first media timeout. Continue reading RECAP: MiKyle McIntosh, Illinois State Redbirds advance to 6-0, defeat Wichita State