Missouri Valley RUMORS & NEWS

  • Wichita State star Fred VanVleet to 'likely' miss week of action

    CBS Sports "Wichita State guard and potential All-American candidate Fred VanVleet will likely miss the Advocare Invitational this week due to what has been a nagging left hamstring injury, according to a report from ESPN. "I'd be surprised if he plays," Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall told ESPN. "The..." November 23

  • Wichita State lands highly regarded JUCO forward Darrlyn Willis

    College Basketball Talk "Wichita State landed an important commitment Friday afternoon, as one of the top junior college forwards in the country announced that he’ll play his college basketball for Gregg Marshall. 6-foot-9 power forward Darryln Willis, who attends Pearl River CC in Mississippi, has signed with Wichita..." November 16

  • Tallahassee CC guard Daishon Smith commits to Wichita State

    Kansas.com "Daishon Smith didn’t play his best when Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall watched him practice earlier this fall. A groin injury slowed him, and Smith didn’t despair. When Marshall returned in early October, Smith’s body had healed and he played much better in a jamboree for Tallahassee (Fla.)..." October 13

  • Chris Jans will work with Wichita State as a basketball consultant

    Kansas.com "Chris Jans is working with Wichita State’s men’s basketball program as a consultant, an NCAA-approved job description that allows him to watch practice and film, but does not allow him to coach. Jans worked for coach Gregg Marshall from 2007, as part of Marshall’s first staff at WSU, until..." October 09

  • Details of Gregg Marshall’s Wichita State contract released

    College Basketball Talk "Back in the spring, back before Alabama had hired Avery Johnson and Texas had decided upon bringing in Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall was the hottest name on the coaching carousel. He had turned Wichita State into a top 15 program, one that had reached a Final Four and won 35 straight games in the..." October 07

  • Brewster Academy guard C.J. Keyser commits to Wichita State

    Kansas.com "C.J. Keyser watched many Wichita State basketball games last season and he paid close attention to Tekele Cotton, the Shockers’ star defender. Keyser, like Cotton, is the rare high school player who fully embraces defense and excels. On Thursday, Keyser gave Wichita State a non-binding..." September 21

  • Former Wichita State guard Corey Henderson Jr. commits to Tulsa

    Tulsa World "Former Wichita State guard Corey Henderson Jr. verbally committed Saturday to the University of Tulsa, according to TexasHoops.com. Henderson, a 6-foot-2 native of Dallas, appeared in 28 games for the Shockers as a freshman last season and averaged 6.8 minutes and 1.9 points. He transferred..." August 24

  • Bradley's leading scorer Warren Jones dismissed from team

    Journal Star "The youthful Bradley men’s basketball team just got younger. Senior guard Warren Jones – one of just three eligible upperclassmen on the roster and Bradley’s leading scorer last year at 11.9 points per game – has been dismissed from the squad, BU coach Brian Wardle confirmed in a statement..." August 19

  • Illinois State's Deontae Hawkins suspended indefinitely for violating team rules

    The Score "Illinois State forward Deontae Hawkins has been suspended indefinitely after he was sent home by the team during a recent 10-day trip to Spain, College Basketball Talk's Scott Phillips reports. The Redbirds played four exhibition games on the trip and there is no word what Hawkins did to..." August 18

  • Wichita State self-reports minor violation stemming from transfer recruitment

    College Basketball Talk "Wichita State has self-reported an NCAA violation stemming from the recruitment of Texas A&M transfer Peyton Allen, sources confirmed to NBCSports.com. Allen announced his decision to transfer out of the Aggie program on July 14th. He arrived for an official visit at Wichita State on July 31st,..." August 10

  • Wichita State lands transfer guard from Texas A&M

    College Basketball Talk "Wichita State landed a transfer as Texas A&M guard Peyton Allen committed to the Shockers, as told to NBC Sports by Allen’s father. The 6-foot-5 Allen spent his freshman season with the Aggies and averaged 14.1 minutes per game in 32 appearances. Allen averaged 4.8 points per game and shot 38..." August 04

  • Bradley transfer Josh Cunningham commits to Dayton

    CBS Sports "Bradley transfer Josh Cunningham has committed to Dayton, sources told CBSSports.com on Thursday night. The 6-7 forward will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season, per NCAA rules." June 11

  • Rutgers hoops adds Bradley transfer guard Omari Grier

    Asbury Park Press "The spring signing period ended Wednesday, but Rutgers’ 2015 recruiting class kept growing Friday. The Scarlet Knights added a commitment from Bradley transfer Omari Grier, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who will be eligible for the coming season as a postgraduate player. “Excited to be a part of..." May 22

  • Cleveland State transfer Anton Grady signs with Wichita State

    Kansas.com "Wichita State bolstered its front line Friday with the announcement that Anton Grady, a 6-foot-8 forward transferring from Cleveland State, has signed a financial aid agreement. Grady (225 pounds) was All-Horizon League last season, averaging 14.3 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Vikings. He was..." May 08

  • SIU's Caroline commits to Nevada, will have 3 years of eligibility beginning in 2016-17

    The Southern Illinoisan "Jordan Caroline, a freshman forward on Southern Illinois University's men's basketball team, tweeted on Tuesday that he plans to continue his collegiate career at Nevada. Caroline was one of five players that announced they intended to transfer at the end of the school year after the Salukis..." May 05

  • Missouri State transfer Marcus Marshall chooses Nevada

    CBS Sports "Missouri State transfer Marcus Marshall has committed to Nevada, he told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. Marshall averaged 19.5 points in 14 games last season." April 21

  • Bears' Mvouika to play final season at St. John's

    Springfield News-Leader "Ron Mvouika announced on Twitter early Tuesday that he will transfer from Missouri State and play his final basketball season at St. John's. The 6-foot-6 forward who played in only two games last season due to a back injury is scheduled to graduate in August. He will be eligible next season at..." April 21

  • Edina native Lynch transferring to Gophers from Illinois State

    Fox Sports North "Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino has added another Division I transfer to his roster. Reggie Lynch, a 6-foot-10 center, announced Tuesday via Twitter that he will transfer from Illinois State to the Gophers. Lynch tweeted: "I WILL BE SIGNING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TO CONTINUE..." April 21

  • Ron Baker, Fred Van Vleet to return to Wichita State

    College Basketball Talk "Wichita State announced on Monday that Ron Baker will be returning to school for his senior season. “I spent a lot of time talking it over with Coach, my teammates and my family,” Baker said. “The reality is, I felt like any decision I made was going to be a good one. I think I’ll eventually be..." April 13

  • Illinois State assistant Torrey Ward dies in plane crash after title game

    CBS Sports "Illinois State associate head coach Torrey Ward died early Tuesday in a plane crash while returning from the Final Four, multiple sources told CBSSports.com. Ward was one of five people on a private plane. Nobody survived. The Chicago Tribune reported that the "Cessna 414 had left the..." April 07

  • Gregg Marshall is staying at Wichita State

    Larry Brown Sports "Did Gregg Marshall’s agent pull a Jordan Cameron on everyone? About an hour after it was reported that Marshall was planning a trip to Alabama and that the Crimson Tide could pay him nearly $4 million per season, reports said Marshall had reached an agreement to stay at Wichita State." April 02

  • Report: Ben Jacobson signs new 10-year deal with Northern Iowa

    Sporting News - NCAAB "One of college basketball's top mid-major programs expect its leader to be around for a long time. Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson signed a 10-year contract with the Panthers, according to ESPN's Andy Katz and Jeff Goodman. "It's the perfect fit,'' Jacobson told ESPN. "We continue to move..." April 01

  • Southern Illinois coach struggling with rash of transfers from program

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Barry Hinson has been known to wear his emotions on his sleeve, and he couldn't hide his disappointment after learning two more players would be transferring from Southern Illinois. Freshmen Deion Lavender and Jordan Caroline let Hinson know Monday that they decided to leave the program,..." March 31

  • Monday was a good day in Alabama's serious pursuit of Gregg Marshall

    Alabama "Gregg Marshall may wake up Tuesday morning and decide that he simply can't leave the good thing he has going at Wichita State for the good thing he could build at Alabama. Unless and until he reaches that conclusion and announces it to the world, Alabama has reason to believe it's still in the..." March 31

  • Mark Emmert: Waiting on clarification

    ESPN "NCAA president Mark Emmert said Monday that the organization is "surprised and disappointed" about a new Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians, adding that the NCAA is keeping a close eye on possible changes -- if not a total repeal -- before it is..." March 31

  • Report: Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall Leading Candidates To Replace Rick Barnes At Texas

    College Spun "Texas has fired Rick Barnes as its men’s basketball coach, according to multiple reports. The Longhorns’ administration has yet to officially announce the news, but they apparently have their eyes set on two men to potentially replace the 60-year-old coach who has been in Austin since 1998...." March 29

  • Wichita State assistant Steve Forbes to be next head coach at ETSU

    CBS Sports "Wichita State assistant Steve Forbes has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at East Tennessee State University, a source told CBSSports.com. A formal announcement is expected soon. An introductory press conference is tentatively scheduled for Monday." March 27

  • Gregg Marshall's biggest coaching decision of his life now awaits him

    CBS Sports "Wichita State fans know it's entirely possible they just experienced the last game Gregg Marshall will ever coach at their school. It's no guarantee he'll leave, but things are about to get very interesting. The big story from C-Town on Thursday night -- outside of that smothering Kentucky did..." March 27

  • Report: Alabama will make offer to Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall

    SI "Alabama athletic department officials are ready to make an offer amounting to more than $3 million to current Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall, according to Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com. Crimson Tide officials aim to make a hire to replace former coach Anthony Grant and to match Auburn's..." March 23

  • Tekele Cotton is Wichita State's 'other' guy -- and completely fine with it

    CBS Sports "Fred VanVleet is a pure point guard with great vision. So he's always scanning the court in search of easy scoring opportunities, which is among the reasons the Wichita State junior is already the school's all-time assists leader. Simply put, he's good at his job. So it was no surprise, late..." March 01

  • Bradley coach apologizes, says discipline for 3 men's basketball players forthcoming

    Peoria Journal-Star "Three Bradley men’s basketball players face disciplinary action for their roles in an early Thursday morning disturbance at Big Al’s strip club that saw leading scorer Warren Jones arrested for using an older teammate’s identification card. He was also cited for underage drinking. Teammates..." January 30

  • Bradley guard Warren Jones arrested; teammate Ka'Darryl Bell ticketed

    Peoria Journal-Star "Bradley men's basketball's leading scorer Warren Jones, 20, was arrested early Thursday morning for obstruction of identification and criminal trespass. The arrest allegedly occurred at Big Al's in downtown Peoria. Jones, averaging 13.9 points per game, was booked into Peoria County Jail at..." January 29

  • Wichita State basketball player Conner Frankamp arrested on DUI charge

    Kansas City Star "Wichita State basketball player Conner Frankamp was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of DUI, police said Monday. Frankamp was arrested at 12:33 a.m. Sunday at Kellogg and Maize, Wichita police Lt. James Espinoza said. He was also cited for “improper driving on laned roadway” and..." January 26

  • Marcus Marshall, MVC's 2nd-leading scorer, to transfer

    CBS Sports "Missouri State guard Marcus Marshall -- the Missouri Valley Conference's second-leading scorer -- has decided to transfer from the university, the school announced in a press release on Friday. Missouri State University head coach Paul Lusk announced Friday that junior guard Marcus Marshall..." January 17

  • Bears' leading scorer suspended indefinitely

    Springfield News-Leader "Missouri State's leading scorer, junior guard Marcus Marshall, is suspended indefinitely and won't play tonight when the Bears play host to Evansville at JQH Arena. Marshall is suspended for "conduct detrimental to the team," according to Missouri State sports information director Rick..." January 15

  • Wichita State’s flight forced to emergency landing due to plane malfunction

    College Basketball Talk "Wichita State had a scary moment during their trip to Drake for their Missouri Valley opener on Tuesday evening. The plane the Shockers were taking took off but had to immediately turn around and land back at the Wichita airport due to a sensor malfunction in the landing gear, according to..." January 01

  • BYU, Oklahoma among eight teams to participate in 2015 Diamond Head Classic

    College Basketball Talk "With the 2014 Diamond Head Classic set to tip off in Honolulu on Monday, the eight-team field for next year’s event was announced on Sunday. Joining host Hawaii are Auburn, BYU, Harvard, New Mexico, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma and Washington State. Of the teams in the field four, BYU, Harvard, New..." December 23

  • Akoon-Purcell out indefinitely for Redbirds

    Pantagraph "Illinois State basketball coach Dan Muller has lauded his team's improved depth thus far this season. Muller is about to find out how good it is. Muller confirmed Monday that ISU leading scorer DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell suffered a broken second metacarpal bone on his right hand during Sunday's..." December 18

  • Bears' Mvouika hopes to resume playing soon

    Springfield News-Leader "Missouri State's basketball team is best described as a work in progress. Injuries have played havoc with anticipated playing rotations. Inconsistency has been the only consistency so far. "This is a journey with this team," coach Paul Lusk said. "It is a developing situation." That journey..." December 08

  • Conner Frankamp's next stop will be hometown Wichita State

    Yahoo! Sports "Wichita native Conner Frankamp left Kansas just over a month ago in search of a school where he could play a bigger role. No. 11 Wichita State rolls Memphis, who look to be in serious trouble this year NBC Sports His hometown Shockers recruited him heavily in high school and will have at least..." December 02

  • Report: Kansas transfer Conner Frankamp considering Colorado, Wichita State

    College Basketball Talk "Less than two weeks removed from the announcement that he would be leaving Kansas, point guard Connor Frankamp is getting ready to make his second visit, according to a report from the Denver Post. Frankamp is expected to make his way to Colorado this weekend to visit the school. This comes of..." November 13

  • Okafor, Kaminsky headline AP preseason All-America team

    SI "The Associated Press released its preseason All-America team on Monday. The five players who made the team are Duke's Jahlil Okafor, Wichita State's Fred VanVleet, North Carolina's Marcus Paige, Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky and Louisville's Montrezl Harrell. Okafor, a freshman center, was the..." November 04

  • Smithpeters reinstated to SIU men's basketball team

    The Southern Illinoisan "SIU men's basketball guard Tyler Smithpeters has been reinstated to the team, according to a release from the athletic department earlier today. Smithpeters was suspended from the university and the team earlier this month for breaking a rule in the SIU student code of conduct. On Tuesday, the..." October 16

  • Wichita State basketball team lands second KC-area recruit

    Kansas City Star "Wichita State is setting up its backcourt of the future with a Kansas City flavor. Point guard Tyrone Taylor of Grandview gave the Shockers a non-binding commitment on Sunday morning. Taylor is taking a post-graduate year at Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy. He earned All-Class 4 honors in..." September 29

  • Bradley forward Auston Barnes charged with domestic battery

    Journal Star "Bradley senior basketball forward Auston Barnes was charged Friday with misdemeanor domestic battery in connection with an incident last month. Barnes, 22, of 908 N. Frink St., Apt. 10, is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, Sept. 24, for his initial appearance on the charge, which..." September 22

  • Cleveland State adds a late transfer Kaza Keane from Illinois State to bolster backcourt

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland State added one more player to the mix for the upcoming basketball season. Kaza Keane, who spent two seasons at Illinois State and helped the Redbirds to the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational last season, has transferred to CSU. Keane gives the Vikings a player with..." September 11

  • Wichita State lands commitment from top 100 two-guard

    College Basketball Talk "Gregg Marshall has landed his second commitment in the Class of 2015, as Missouri-native Landry Shamet announced that he will be playing his college ball for the Shockers. “Officially committed to Wichita State!” Shamet tweeted. “Glad to be part of Shocker Nation!” Shamet is a 6-foot-4 wing..." September 04

  • Bradley’s Auston Barnes arrested early Sunday morning

    College Basketball Talk "Auston Barnes, a senior forward that started 31 games for the Braves this past season, was arrested by Bradley campus police on Sunday morning on domestic battery charges. He was taken to Peoria County jail and had yet to be released as of 7 a.m. on Monday morning. Bradley is aware of the..." August 11

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Missouri State’s Marshall ready for next step

    Springfield News-Leader "Six months have passed and Missouri State assistant basketball coach Jermaine Henderson remembers the pained look on Marcus Marshall’s face. It wasn’t all from the ache in Marshall’s surgically repaired right knee. “Our first home game after his surgery, he was sitting there during pregame..." July 20

  • IU basketball team adds Illinois State transfer Zeisloft

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Indiana has added Illinois State transfer Nick Zeisloft for the 2014-15 season. The graduate student has two years of eligibility remaining and can play right away. A 6-4 guard originally from LaGrange, Ill., Zeisloft averaged 6.9 points and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Redbirds last season...." July 07

  • Wichita State working to get Corey Henderson Jr. prepared for backup point guard role

    College Basketball Talk "One of the remarkable things about Wichita State’s 35-1 record last season was the Shockers’ lack of a backup point guard. With the loss of backup point guard D.J. Bowles before the 2013-14 season due to a heart condition, Wichita State had to rely on sophomore Fred VanVleet to carry a heavy..." June 21

  • Morgan Park's Josh Cunningham picks Bradley

    Chicago Tribune "Josh Cunningham was a starter on two state championship teams at Morgan Park. Now his goal is to play in the NCAA tournament with Bradley. Cunningham, a 6-foot-7 senior, passed on the chance to play at more established programs Tuesday and announced his decision to attend college in..." April 29

  • Ex-Valley prep Kale Abrahamson transferring to Drake

    Des Moines Register "Kale Abrahamson is leaving his family but coming home. The former West Des Moines Valley star and Northwestern sophomore said Wednesday he has transferred to Drake and will play basketball for the Bulldogs. Abrahamson, who announced in March that he was transferring from Northwestern, said..." April 17

  • Illinois State loses three to transfer

    College Basketball Talk "The Illinois State Redbirds lost three players to transfer on Monday as the school announced that Nick Zeisloft, Kaza Keane and Zach Lofton are all transferring. Jim Benson of The Pantagraph reported the news. Zeisloft, a redshirt sophomore, will graduate this summer and have two years of..." April 07

  • McDermott, Marshall honored by AP

    ESPN "Creighton's Doug McDermott and Wichita State's Gregg Marshall have been selected as The Associated Press' player and coach of the year, respectively. McDermott, who finished his career at Creighton as college basketball's fifth-leading scorer, was a near-unanimous selection as player of the..." April 03

  • Creighton's Doug McDermott leads Wooden All-America Team

    CBS Sports "Senior Doug McDermott is the headliners on the 10-member Wooden All-American Team announced Monday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The first team -- all finalists for the Wooden Award, presented by the LAAC to honor the college basketball player of the year -- features Creighton's McDermott,..." April 01

  • Johnson, Napier, Stauskas lead NABC All-America team

    CBS Sports "The National Association of Basketball Coaches named its 2013-14 All-America teams Thursday, with a trio of players still alive in the NCAA Tournament named to the first team. Arizona's Nick Johnson, UConn's Shabazz Napier and Michigan's Nik Stauskas join Creighton's Doug McDermott and Duke's..." March 28

  • Gregg Marshall gets Henry Iba Award

    ESPN "Gregg Marshall, who guided Wichita State to the first 35-0 start in NCAA men's history, won the Henry Iba Coach of the Year Award on Monday. The Shockers, the top seed in the Midwest Region, advanced to the Round of 32 in the NCAA tournament, where they lost to Kentucky on Sunday and finished..." March 24

  • For Wichita State, the end of perfection was a classic

    SI "The distance between 36-0 and 35-1 was 25 feet. A three-pointer from two steps beyond the key, left Fred VanVleet's right hand with 1.7 seconds left and the Scottrade Center scoreboard read Kentucky 78, Wichita State 76. Its path would determine whether the No. 1-seeded Shockers would continue..." March 24

  • Kentucky spoils Wichita State's clean record

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Sweet redemption or painful replay. That's the either/or Kentucky faced in the NCAA Tournament Sunday. After a season marked by competitive, but frustrating losses against ranked teams, UK's freshman-oriented team finally made its mark by beating previously unbeaten Wichita State 78-76 in the..." March 23

  • Shockers go to 35-0 with win over Cal Poly, Set NCAA Record

    GoShockers.com "Wichita State opened up its 2014 NCAA tournament with a 64-37 win over Cal Poly on Friday night to advance to the third round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday. The 35-0 start is the best start in NCAA Division I history and the 27 point win is the largest margin of victory for Wichita State in the..." March 22

  • Will Wichita State, Kansas and Kansas State fans spar with – or support – each other?

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB "Dylan Donner was in the front row at Scottrade Center for NCAA tournament open practices Thursday. He was careful not to get the dipping sauce from his chicken strips on his Wichita State Shockers jacket. Donner is here with his father, Dallas. They drove in from Wichita, Kan., for the..." March 21

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

    Fox Sports Kansas City "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..." March 21

  • Shockers to Play Cal-Poly in Second Round

    GoShockers.com "Wichita State will play California-Poly at 6:10 p.m. CT on Friday, March 21 in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Cal-Poly defeated Texas Southern 81-69 on Wednesday night to advance to the second round on Friday. Wichita State takes a 34-0 overall record into its..." March 20

  • Gregg Marshall finds Wichita State to be just his type

    Washington Post "When Gregg Marshall answered a call in spring 2007 asking if he would be interested in coaching the Wichita State basketball team, Marshall needed a moment. Marshall, then the coach at the overachieving mid-major Winthrop, was on a golf course in North Carolina, so he asked the caller to hold,..." March 19

  • Arkansas 91, Indiana St. 71

    ProSportsDaily "Anthlon Bell scored 18 of his career-high 28 points in the first half as the host Razorbacks led most of the way in holding off the Sycamores in the first round of the NIT. Bell was 7-of-9 from the field, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, in the first half for third-seeded Arkansas (22-11),..." March 19

  • A newcomer's guide to Wichita State

    Fox Sports Kansas City "Q: Wichita State ... Wichita State ... where have I heard that name before? A: Last March, probably. They're the team that came out of nowhere -- and by nowhere, we mean southern Kansas -- and reduced your carefully-crafted bracket to tiny salt pellets. The Shockers were the Cinderella story of..." March 18

  • Basketball Writers Association names 13/14 All-Americans

    USBWA.com "The 2013-14 USBWA Men's All-America Team features seven seniors, including forward Doug McDermott of Creighton, who becomes just the 19th player in the 58-year history of the team to earn three-time USBWA All-America honors. Based on regular-season performance, the entire USBWA membership of..." March 12

  • Wichita State — at 34-0 — has yet to face its toughest test

    Chicago Sun-Times "Now the hard part begins. With all due respect to Wichita State’s 34-0 record — and, really, how could anyone not respect it? — navigating through six more victories will be even tougher for the No. 2- ranked Shockers. Too tough? We’ll find out about that. An 83-69 victory over Indiana..." March 11

  • Shockers Go 34-0 and Earn Missouri Valley title

    GoShockers.com "Fred VanVleet scored 22 points including several key baskets late to lead another strong ensemble effort and No. 2 Wichita State remained the nation's lone unbeaten after defeating Indiana State, 83-69, on Sunday in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament final. Tekele Cotton added 20 points..." March 10

  • Shockers Face Indiana State in Final

    GoShockers.com "No. 2/2 Wichita State (33-0, 18-0) opened MVC Tournament play with a 80-58 win against No. 9-seed Evansville Friday before defeating Missouri State, 67-42 in the semifinal game Saturday. -WSU became the third team in NCAA history to start the season 33-0. (Indiana State, 33-0; UNLV,..." March 09

  • Shockers dominate Missouri St. 67-42, stay undefeated, advance to MVC final

    The Sunflower "The Wichita State Shockers won its 33rd undefeated game of the season Saturday against Missouri State to become one of three teams to go 33-0 in NCAA history. The Shockers trampled the Bears 67-42 to move on to the championship game Sunday, where they will attempt to make history one more..." March 09

  • Four freshmen listed among 15 finalists for Wooden Award

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on Saturday the 15 finalists for the 2014 John R. Wooden Award, which is given annually to the nation's top college basketball player. The 15 finalists are: (Players listed in alphabetical order) Kyle Anderson (UCLA) Cleanthony Early..." March 08

  • Shockers beat Aces 80-58, advance to semifinals of MVC at 32-0

    The Sunflower "The Shockers keep breaking records and land new career highs as the team defeated the Evansville Purple Aces 80-58 in the quarterfinal round of the Missouri Valley Conference in Saint Louis, Mo. Setting the new record for most blocks in a MVC tournament game, the Shockers finished the..." March 08

  • Marshall Named MVC Coach of the Year

    GoShockers.com "For just the second time in MVC history, a league coach has won the MVC Coach of the Year award three-straight years, as Wichita State men's head coach Gregg Marshall has earned the honor for 2013-14. Marshall joins Drake legendary Hall of Famer Maury John, who won three-straight honors in the..." March 07

  • VanVleet honored as MVC Player of the Year

    The Sunflower "Wichita State sophomore Fred VanVleet had a big smile on his face when he was announced the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year Tuesday, but he gave all the praise to his teammates and coaches. “I’ve got a lot of talented teammates that make me look really good,” VanVleet..." March 07

  • SIU's Hinson struggling to cope with family tragedy

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The five acres that surround Barry Hinson’s refurbished house on the outskirts of town are a work in progress. And that’s exactly the way he likes it. Walking the land, he exudes joy when talking about converting a sand volleyball court into a garden. He recalls hitching a chain to the back of..." March 04

  • Shockers Finish Perfect (31-0) With 68-45 Win Over Missouri State

    GoShockers.com "With a capacity crowd of 10,506 chanting “undefeated,” the No. 2-ranked Wichita State Shockers sealed a perfect regular season by improving to a NCAA Division I regular-season record 31-0 with a dominating 68-45 win against Missouri State Saturday at Charles Koch Arena. Wichita State (31-0, 18-0)..." March 02

  • Undefeated regular season says all we need to know about No. 2 Wichita State

    College Basketball Talk "31-0. They did it. With a 68-45 win over Missouri State, No. 2 Wichita State became the first team since St. Joseph’s in 2004 to finish the regular season undefeated. I hope you all can appreciate that fact. Because regardless of what happens, the argument about just how good this..." March 02

  • MVC Insider: Shockers rule Valley with no test from Creighton

    Springfield News-Leader "Doug Elgin is like the rest of us. The longtime commissioner of the Missouri Valley Conference sometimes catches himself wondering “What if?” in a season that — to borrow a phrase from Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities — is the best of times and worst of times for his league. “Creighton would..." February 28