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1st in MVC
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Wichita State is overwhelming pick to win MVC

The new-look Shockers, led by Markis McDuffie and Shaquille Morris, garnered 37 of 42 first-place votes in the Missouri Valley preseason poll of coaches, media and sports information directors.

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8dDick Vitale

Duke, Kentucky lead Vitale's top 40

College basketball is just around the corner, and Dickie V has his eye on 40 of the country's best teams. Who comes after the Blue Devils and Wildcats?

Tough season ahead for Wichita State?

Andy Katz believes Wichita State will face its toughest season since becoming a regular in the NCAA tournament. How will Gregg Marshall replace Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker? Katz: Season preview

ESPN Stats & Info

Bluebloods have dominated lately

Since John Calipari arrived at Kentucky, no team has more wins or Final Four appearances. Kansas and Duke are close, while "mid-majors" Gonzaga and Wichita State are tied with 202 wins apiece since the 2009-10 season.

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65dC.L. Brown

What college hoops teams learned on overseas trips

It's not a vacation: Teams get to go abroad once every four years, so they better get something out of it. What did each traveling squad learn this summer? We go through the list.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall on his outburst and ejection Tuesday night in an exhibition in Canada: "There were players with stitches, concussions, not keeping score accurately a bloodbath, then touch fouls on us. I'm not happy nor proud of the reaction but when is enough, enough? I want my players to know I've got their back. Once ejected, I wanted the ref to know exactly my impression of his work.''

Wichita State coach wants a piece of the refs (0:57)
Wichita St coach Marshall ejected for charging at two refs (1:12)
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Wichita State coach ejected after charging at refs

Shockers coach Gregg Marshall had to be restrained by his players and coaching staff as he repeatedly tried to confront referees after he earned a second technical foul and was ejected Tuesday.

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Raptors sign undrafted rookie

Fred VanVleet signed a reported multi-year, minimum deal. The 6-foot guard shot the ball well for Toronto during the summer league. Kevin Pelton believes VanVleet will most likely head to the Raptors' D-League affiliate. Pelton: NBA free agency ratings (Insider)

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

The full Battle 4 Atlantis bracket:

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Battle 4 Atlantis still working on bracket but was told Michigan State and Louisville won't be on same side of bracket win or lose first-round game. MSU plays St. John's while Louisville plays Old Dominion. The other two games are Baylor-VCU and Wichita State-LSU on Nov. 23.

Baker leads Knicks past Clips in summer game

Former Wichita State star Ron Baker scored 20 points and six Knicks scored in double figures in a 106-77 win over the Clippers on Friday to earn ninth place in the Orlando Summer League. This was the only time during the league's 40-minute games this year in which a team hit triple digits. Box score

Strong game for Ron Baker

The former Wichita State guard collected 22 points, nine rebounds and five steals for the Knicks' team in the Orlando Summer League that lost to the Magic's White team 95-90 on Wednesday. Box score

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Knicks sign undrafted Ron Baker

The Knicks have reportedly signed Wichita State's Ron Baker after he went undrafted Thursday night. The Shockers' standout averaged 14 points and 4.8 rebounds in his senior season. SNY

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Hawks should search for guards

After trading Jeff Teague, Kevin Pelton says the Hawks should use multiple picks on guards. Ron Baker could contribute at either guard spot. Brilliant picks (Insider)

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Shockers duo among top-30 prospects

Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker aren't getting first-round love on Chad Ford's Big Board, but Kevin Pelton ranks both Shockers stars among the NBA draft's top 30 prospects based on stats and scouting. Pelton's top 30 (Insider)

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169dJohn Gasaway

Projecting next season's best mid-major teams

Several power programs will be impacted by NBA draft decisions, but mid-major teams' outlooks are easiest to peg. Which squads will be the strongest in 2016-17?


2017 Bracketology: No. 11 Seeds

  • East: Wichita State Shockers
  • West: Utah Utes
  • South: Florida State/Ohio State
  • Midwest: San Diego State
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Team Stats

Points Per Game64.0
Rebounds Per Game35.3
Assists Per Game9.7
Points Allowed56.73rd

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record17-14
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances13