Jun 21, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT
Wichita State went last season without a true backup point guard, but the Shockers are working to get true freshman Cory Henderson Jr. prepared for that role.
Jun 13, 2014, 9:56 AM EDT
The former Louisiana Tech assistant goes from one successful program to another.
Apr 4, 2014, 4:03 PM EDT
The guard submitted a draft evaluation, but decided to give Wichita another go-around.
Apr 2, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT
After leading his team to a 35-1 season, Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall was named Division I Coach of the Year by the NABC.
Mar 20, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT
The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the five finalists for the Naismith Coach of the Year award Thursday, and four of the five remaining candidates have teams in the NCAA tournament.
Mar 18, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT
Will a game with the Tigers quiet those who claim the Shockers don’t play anybody?
Mar 11, 2014, 12:28 PM EDT
When you take your team to 34-0, you’re the National Coach of the Year. Pretty sure our forefathers wrote that into the Constitution.
Mar 7, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT
No. 2 Wichita State moves to 32-0, with their big men performing well in their “Arch Madness” opener.
Feb 26, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT
We witnessed college basketball history on Tuesday night. You might not have noticed it happened, but it certainly did happen. No. 2 Wichita State — the most over-analyzed team in the country — moved to 30-0 with yet another dominating win in the Missouri Valley, this one coming by a final margin of 69-49 at…
Feb 26, 2014, 12:25 AM EDT
Bradley attempted to slow down Wichita State tonight. The Braves’ thought-process was that through controlling the tempo, the Shockers might be caught unawares. However, as Gregg Marshall’s squad demonstrated throughout the 2014 season, this is a special group, and Wichita State defeated the Braves, 69-49 (Geno Ford’s team is now 12-18, 7-10 in Missouri Valley…
Feb 16, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT
When it comes to the national title chances of No. 4 Wichita State, many detractors rush to point out the fact that they play in a Missouri Valley Conference that isn’t as strong as it’s been in years past. While there may be some truth to that, with No. 18 Creighton’s move to the Big…
Feb 11, 2014, 11:11 PM EDT
Tuesday night wasn’t the best performance from No. 4 Wichita State. But like the previous 25 games it ended with a Shockers victory. Wichita State trailed Southern Illinois by one at halftime, allowed too much dribble penetration on defense, shot 2-for-14 from beyond the arc in the first half and got a bad outing from…
Feb 3, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT
College basketball saw 16 of the AP’s top 25 lose last week, but last year’s surprise Final Four entrant, Wichita State, was not among that group of teams. The No. 4 Shockers, at 23-0 (10-o Missouri Valley Conference), are one of two undefeated teams left in college basketball — along with No. 1 Syracuse —…
Feb 1, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT
For the fourth-ranked Wichita State Shockers, Saturday’s game against Evansville represented a stiffer test than some may have realized. Marty Simmons’ Purple Aces beat the Shockers twice last season, and despite the graduation of Colt Ryan (he scored 29 in the win at Wichita State) Evansville had another capable scoring guard in D.J. Balentine. Balentine…
Jan 31, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT
The prospect of an athletic department losing money during postseason play isn’t all that shocking, as it’s something we’ve become used to seeing in major college football. But this isn’t seen to be the case in college basketball, with their being four postseason events (as opposed to 35 bowl games) and the NCAA tournament raking…
Jan 25, 2014, 10:32 PM EDT
In the aftermath of their run to the 2013 Final Four, many wondered what Gregg Marshall’s Wichita State Shockers would do for an encore. While they lost guard Malcolm Armstead from last season’s group many of the other key contributors returned, and to this point in the season those returnees have strung together 21 consecutive…
Dec 17, 2013, 11:58 PM EDT
No. 11 Wichita State went on the road in Tuscaloosa to take on a quality Alabama program, led by senior point guard Travis Releford. In the first half Ron Baker, Cleanthony Early and Fred VanVleet all sat for much of the first half with foul trouble. In the second half, Alabama took the lead on…
Dec 14, 2013, 11:41 AM EDT
Wichita State could be without sophomore guard Ron Baker this afternoon during their game against Tennessee as Baker has been called a game-time decision with a sprained ankle, according to ESPN’s Jimmy Dykes. The No. 12 Shockers face Tennessee at home at 2 p.m. today and if they’re without the 6-foot-3 Baker, their leading scorer…
Oct 29, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT
All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. Things changed quickly for Wichita State. One year ago at this time, Gregg Marshall’s club wasn’t looked at as much more than a good mid-major program, a hodgepodge of castaways and the overlooked that,…
Oct 12, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT
Coaching is a tricky business. Striking the proper balance between training players’ bodies and minds is crucial, and difficult to quantify. And, even when focusing just on the mental aspects of the game, there’s still more nuance. Chadrack Lufile found that out recently, when he asked Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall to give him…
Oct 10, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT
All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…
Sep 24, 2013, 8:26 AM EDT
That run to the Final Four is paying off in a big way for Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall. On Monday evening, the Shockers announced that their head coach would be getting a significant pay raise, with his salary jumping from $1.03 million to $1.6 million on November 9th with another bump, up to…
Sep 12, 2013, 10:06 AM EDT
Wichita State freshman D.J. Bowles is currently at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota receiving more tests, according to a report from Kansas.com. Bowles collapsed during a practice last Tuesday, blacking out and losing consciousness. He was rushed to a hospital where he spent five days undergoing tests, finally getting released on Sunday. Doctors are still…
Sep 9, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT
Good news came this weekend for Gregg Marshall and his Wichita State Shockers. On Sunday, the university announced that freshman guard D.J. Bowles was released from Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis after collapsing during a practice on Tuesday at Koch Arena. An incident like this is scary for anybody, but it hits close to home especially…
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