Missouri Valley preview: Baker, VanVleet will continue Wichita State's run

Two of the Wichita State program's pillars, Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker, return for their senior seasons. Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Is it too early to do a Wichita State retrospective? Or at least pause for an appreciation? There ought to be some sort of commemoration before Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet leave school.

The two are the last pieces (aside from coach Gregg Marshall) of what will go down as one of the most epic runs for a "mid-major" maybe of all time. In the past three years, the Shockers have won 95 games and lost 14, been to a Final Four and become the first team to enter the NCAA tournament undefeated since UNLV in 1990-91. They've gone from cute little story to legit national program.