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  1. Top 25 Countdown: No. 12 Wichita State

    Oct 23, 2014, 9:59 AM EDT

    Ron Baker, Fred VanVleet, Cleanthony Early

    The Shockers went to the Final Four in 2013 and undefeated in 2014. What is next for them?

  2. Weight room providing valuable lessons for Wichita State newcomers

    Sep 21, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT

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    The Shockers won’t lack for capable leaders this season, and their newcomers have followed the lead of those veterans in the weight room.

  3. What would Team USA look like if it only used college players?

    Aug 5, 2014, 11:14 AM EDT

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    There has been a lot of talk about the future of Team USA after Paul George’s injury. What would it look like with just college guys?

  4. How can Wichita State build on the two best years in program history?

    Jul 31, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Wichita State is coming off of a Final Four and an undefeated regular season. What happens if they can’t match that success again?

  5. Report: Ron Baker will return for his junior season

    Apr 4, 2014, 4:03 PM EDT

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    The guard submitted a draft evaluation, but decided to give Wichita another go-around.

  6. No. 2 Wichita State keeps on rolling, now 32-0 after beating Evansville

    Mar 7, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT

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    No. 2 Wichita State moves to 32-0, with their big men performing well in their “Arch Madness” opener.

  7. 2014 Missouri Valley Tournament Preview: It’s all Wichita

    Mar 5, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT

    Fred VanVleet, Ka'Darryl Bell

    Just our luck, right? The year that Wichita State just so happens to be coming off of a trip to the Final Four, the season where they just so happen to play like a National Title contender for the first four months of the season also happens to be the year that Creighton leaves the…

  8. Depth carries Shockers to record-setting win

    Feb 26, 2014, 12:25 AM EDT

    Cleanthony Early

    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…

  9. Ron Baker scores 26 as No. 4 Wichita State moves to 27-0

    Feb 16, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

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    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…

  10. Wichita State takes down Southern Illinois, improves to 26-0

    Feb 11, 2014, 11:11 PM EDT

    Tekele Cotton

    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…

  11. No. 4 Wichita State clears biggest hurdle to undefeated season

    Feb 5, 2014, 10:51 PM EDT

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    We have officially reached the point in the year where No. 4 Wichita State running the table with an undefeated regular season now seems like a probability, not just a possibility. The Shockers survived their toughest road test in conference play, going into Terre Haute and knocking off Indiana State, 65-58. The Sycamores got 15…

  12. No. 4 Wichita State ramps up defensive effort after slow start

    Feb 1, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT

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    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…

  13. No. 6 Wichita State needs 19-point comeback and overtime to get to 17-0

    Jan 11, 2014, 11:07 PM EDT

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    The odds of No. 6 Wichita State making it to March undefeated just got a little bit better. Don’t get me wrong, I’d still bet everything I own against the Shockers making it through the Valley unscathed. You don’t make it through the Valley unscathed. You just don’t. But if anyone is going to do…

  14. Wichita State continues to show toughness in 72-67 win over Alabama

    Dec 17, 2013, 11:58 PM EDT

    Cleanthony Early

    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…

  15. College Basketball Talk’s Top 20 Most Improved Players

    Dec 9, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

    Ron Baker

    Prior to the season, every pundit for every outlet across the country will put together his or her list of players with the potential to have a breakout season. Which freshmen will have big sophomore seasons? Which seniors will finally get the chance to step into a starring role? What transfers spent their redshirt year…

  16. College Hoops Week in Review: Villanova, Xavier Thames shine in holiday tourneys

    Dec 2, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Xavier Thames, San Diego State This was supposed to be a down year for San Diego State. This was supposed to be their rebuilding season, the in-between season where Winston Shepard and Dakarai Allen mature into stars while the Aztecs try to learn how to survive the loss of Jamaal Franklin…

  17. Wichita State isn’t ready to settle for just one Final Four run

    Oct 29, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT

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    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,…

  18. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 17 Wichita State Shockers

    Oct 10, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    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…