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2018 Schedule
21-5, 2nd in American
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Courtside: Gregg Marshall talks about the Shockers' up and down season

Wichita State HC Gregg Marshall joins Courtside to discuss the ups and downs of the Shockers this season, including the biggest difference in his team, the expectations bestowed upon the program, balancing the roster, the learning curve in being a part of a different league, the versatility of Marcus McDuffie and more.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Gregg Marshall's Wichita State squad lost to Louisville in the 2013 Final Four after surrendering a double-digit lead in the second half. He said he's joked with Michigan coach John Beilein, who lost to Louisville in the title game, about a rematch. "I've already jokingly told Coach Beilein that we should be playing and calling it the 2013 national championship," Marshall told ESPN. "I mean, it would only matter to us."

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The 12 teams that can win it all this year

In a wide-open college basketball season, few teams have stood out. Can just about any team win it all? Not quite. It's time to go through the list of legitimate candidates.

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College hoops Power Rankings: Will SEC's depth hurt teams in March?

Eleven SEC teams are within striking distance of the tournament, so what's the problem? They're building their résumés and metrics by beating each other, so the committee might value the league differently when selecting the field.

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Wichita State snaps Cincinnati's home win streak (1:58)
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No. 19 Wichita State upends No. 5 Cincinnati 76-72

Landry Shamut scored 19 points, and No. 19 Wichita State ended the nation's longest home-court winning streak, beating No. 5 Cincinnati 76-72 on Sunday to leave the American Athletic Conference race wide-open.

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Shockers clinch win with pair of late fast breaks (0:24)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

AAC race getting awfully interesting. Cincinnati a game up, but still has to play at Wichita. Wichita still has to travel to SMU and UCF before hosting Cincinnati. And Houston has the easiest remaining schedule.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Wichita State just won its first road game against a top-five opponent since 1964.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Wichita State on the verge of securing a win over a Cincinnati team that was a projected 2-seed in last Sunday's announced seeding list by the selection committee.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Gregg Marshall in a tough spot with Austin Reaves (2-for-4 from the 3-point line). He's a good shooter in a close game. But Cane Broome is torching him right now.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Bearcats stuck in a scoring drought for the last 3:08. They're not effective with their half-court sets. But Wichita State relying on multiple players who are creating their own shots. That's the difference right now.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cincinnati fans at BB&T Arena are going after Teddy Valentine with every whistle. But Teddy is making good calls against the Bearcats and Shockers right now. A lot of contact by both teams. Yes, those are fouls.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Biggest question in the second half will center on officiating. Thought the officials could have called 10 more fouls in the first half. Very physical game.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Markis McDuffie scored 11 points combined in Wichita State's last two games. Shockers need him to be aggressive like this. Still waiting on a consistent run from him after his return from a foot injury that sidelined him earlier this season.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

This is a significant matchup between an effective Wichita State offense (11th in adjusted offensive efficiency) and a great Cincinnati defense (No. 2 in adjusted defensive efficiency). The latter is controlling the game right now. Bearcats do a great job of not just blocking shots but altering shots around the rim. Hard to get a solid look in the paint.

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Willis sinks 24 points in Shockers' victory (1:15)
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Morris' and-1 bucket gives the Shockers the lead (0:27)

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

I talked to Wichita State star Landry Shamet on Wednesday. He told me the Shockers weren't looking ahead toward Saturday's matchup at Cincinnati. But they're not playing that way. Temple is fighting to get into the field. And Wichita State is surrendering open looks from the 3-point line. Huge second half ahead.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Decent-sized upgrades to BPI ratings for Gonzaga, Texas Tech, Nevada and Florida after yesterday. Downgrades for Tennessee and Virginia. Texas A&M moved into top 30, Oklahoma dropped to 31.

Team Stats

Points Per Game83.820th
Rebounds Per Game41.07th
Assists Per Game19.03rd
Points Allowed70.3Tied-126th

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record18-15
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances14