MBB: Shockers Play Pittsburg State Monday
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Release:11/05/2012
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Wichita State Shockers
vs. 
Pittsburg State Gorillas

(Exhibition)


7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

 

Charles Koch Arena (10,506)

Radio: KNSS 1330 - Mike Kennedy/Dave Dahl (shockerradio.com)

TV: None

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Tonight’s Game... Wichita State plays its lone exhibition of the season against Pittsburg State tonight. 

-It is the fifth-straight season the Shockers have played just one exhibition.

-The Shockers are 51-10 in exhibitions, and hold a 6-0 exhibition record under Gregg Marshall. His first season, WSU played two exhibitions.

-WSU last lost an exhibition game 17 games ago to the Athletes First, 93-88, during the 2000-01 season.


Last Meeting/Series... Wichita State defeated the Gorillas, 56-42, in a the second exhibition game of 2007-08 in Charles Koch Arena. It was the last season that WSU had two exhibition games and went to the closed scrimmage and one exhibition format. 

Prior to that, the two teams met 39 times with the Shockers holding a 20-19 edge in regulation contests. The last regulation meeting was during the 1939-40 season.


On Gregg Marshall... Head Coach Gregg Marshall begins is sixth season at WSU and his 16th season overall headed into 2012-13.

Wichita State went 27-6 in 2011-12 to complete the bookend to the best two-year record (56-14) in Wichita State history in Gregg Marshall’s fourth and fifth seasons.

En route, the Shockers won  the Missouri Valley Conference title, which earned Head Coach Gregg Marshall the Valley Coach of the Year honor, his first at WSU.

With the conference title in the bag, WSU then earned an at-large ticket to the NCAA Tournament, dropping a second round game in Portland to VCU.

Under Marshall’s tutlege, Wichita State has also been voted the Army NationalGuard All-Defensive Team for two-straight seasons.

Marshall personally reached the 300-win career mark and 100-win WSU mark in 2011-12. He ended the season with a 303-144 career record in 15 seasons as head coach, and was 109-61 at WSU in five seasons. His 2011-12 team also won the Valley regular season for the first time since 2006 with a 16-2 record.

Marshall’s 300th career win came in 2012 with a win Feb. 18 in the Bracketbuster Series game at Davidson.

Marshall also coached the first Shocker Top 25 team since 2006-07 when WSU entered the list at No. 24 on Feb. 13. The Shockers rose to No. 15 in the AP poll and No. 14 in the USA Today/Coaches Top 25, and entered the NCAA Tournament 18th and 19th, respectively, in the polls.

For his effort, Marshall was named 2012 Division I All-District 16 Coach-of-the-Year and the 2012 MVC Coach-of-the-Year.


Shockers Picked Fourth; Hall Preseason Honorable Mention All-MVC... Defending champion Wichita State was picked fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll of league coaches, sports information directors and media, the league announced Monday. The complete poll is listed to the left. In addition, senior forward Carl Hall was picked as a member of the preseason honorable mention team.


 

MVC Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll

School (First-Place Votes)  Total

1. Creighton (38), 398

2. Illinois State (2), 327

3. UNI, 316

4. Wichita State, 298

5. Evansville, 240

6. Drake, 184

7. Indiana State, 165

8. Missouri State, 122

9. Bradley, 84

10. Southern Illinois, 66


2012-13 MVC Preseason Teams


All-Conference Team

Name, School

Doug McDermott, Creighton (Pre-Season Player of the Year)

Colt Ryan, Evansville

Jackie Carmichael, Illinois State

Jake Odum, Indiana State

Ben Simons, Drake


Honorable Mention

Gregory Echenique, Creighton

Anthony James, UNI

Carl Hall, Wichita State

Seth Tuttle, UNI

 


Next Up... Wichita State opens its 106th season of men’s basketball when North Carolina Central comes to Charles Koch Arena, 7 p.m., Sat., Nov. 10. WSU then takes right to the road with a game Nov. 13 at VCU in Richmond, Va., in the return trip of the 2011 Bracketbusters game in Wichita. The game also matches the 2012 NCAA Tournament second round foes on ESPNU.


 

 

Shockers Exhibition History

(51-10)

1970-71

Wichita State 63, Athletes In Action 62

1971-72

Wichita State 80, Athletes In Action 64

1972-73

Wichita State 92, Athletes In Action 76

1973-74

Brazil 77, Wichita State 76

1974-75

Wichita State 78, Brazil 67

1975-76

Wichita State 81, Athletes In Action 61

1976-77

Wichita State 62, Brazil 56

1977-78

Czechoslovakia 81, Wichita State 72

1978-79

Wichita State 103, Bulgaria 93

1979-80

Wichita State 86, Yugoslavia 81

1980-81

Wichita State 112, South Korea 77

1981-82

Wichita State 103, Yugoslavia 82

1982-83

Wichita State 81, Soviet Union 80

1983-84

Wichita State 97, Czechoslovakia 77

1984-85

Yugoslavia 98, Wichita State 81

1985-86

Wichita State 80, Brazil Nosso Limeira 45

1986-87

Yugoslavia 77, Wichita State 65

1987-88

Wichita State 78, Czechoslovakia 75

1988-89

Wichita State 89, Victoria, Australia 71

1989-90

High Five America 102, Wichita State 96

Brazil 89, Wichita State 85

1990-91

Wichita State 96, High Five America 90

Wichita State 103, Lithuania 89

1991-92

Wichita State 79, Ukraine 78

Marathon Oil 80, Wichita State 72

1992-93

Wichita State 91, Marathon Oil 79

Sports Club of Moscow 66, Wichita State 57

1993-94

Wichita State 79, Marathon Oil 74

Wichita State 72, Ginastico (Brazil) 61

1994-95

Wichita State 84, Spirit Express 57

Wichita State 55, Latvia 52

1995-96

Wichita State 71, Athletes in Action-Blue 68

Wichita State 77, Zagreb,Croatia 63

1996-97

Wichita State 70, Athletes in Action-Blue 56

Wichita State 90, WBO Stars 67

1997-98

Wichita State 80, California All-Stars 73

Wichita State 107, Venezuela Nat’l Team 59

1998-99

Wichita State 77, Athletes First 66

Wichita State 84, Phillippine National 56

1999-2000

Wichita State 80, Athletes First 61

Wichita State 94, California All-Stars 90

2000-01

Wichita State 59, BWBA All-Stars 57

California All-Stars 74, Wichita State 72

2001-02

Athletes First 93, Wichita State 88

Wichita State 88, EA All-Stars 80 OT

2002-03

Wichita State 109, Athletes First 86

Wichita State 108, Emporia State 86

2003-04

Wichita State 77, Athletes First 69

Wichita State 81, Emporia State 66

2004-05

Wichita State 68, Emporia State 61

Wichita State 83, Athletes First 57

2005-06

Wichita State 92, Emporia State 70

Wichita State 67, Rockhurst 55

2006-07

Wichita State 87, Emporia State 62

Wichita State 80, Fort Hays State 38

2007-08

Wichita State 76, Arkansas Tech 63

Wichita State 56, Pittsburg State 42

2008-09

Wichita State 71, Emporia State 58

2009-10

Wichita State 81, Newman 69

2010-11

Wichita State 80, Newman 62

2011-12

Wichita State 82, Emporia State 43


 

 

2012-13 Wichita State Outlook


Wichita State has cut down nets the last two seasons, winning the 2011 Postseason NIT and the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference regular season, while collecting more wins in two seasons than any other Shocker team and the second-most in MVC history.


Ten seniors graduated during that time after making their mark at WSU, leaving the bar set higher than they found it.


Four seniors in 2012-13 will work to fill that void, including forward Carl Hall, who was the Valley's Newcomer of the Year, and Demetric Williams, who was named the Shockers' Most Improved Player a year ago.


Ehimen Orukpe, the Shockers' athletic seven-foot center, will inevitably contribute more minutes a game, while he will be joined by second-year transfer Malcolm Armstead, who sat out 2011-12 as after making the move from Oregon to play his final season as a Shocker.


Hall started 19 of the 33 games, averaging 8.4 points and a team-second 5.0 rebounds a game, including career-highs of 19 points against Cal State Fullerton and 13 rebounds against Creighton.


Returning behind them, the Shocker returnees include sophomores Tekele Cotton, Jake White and Evan Wessel. Each saw game time in 32, 21 and 13 games, respectively.  Cotton saw the most time, averaging 9.9 minutes a game with 2.9 points and 1.5 rebounds a game.


Redshirt freshman Ron Baker, a 6-3 guard from Scott City, Kan., also returns after a year of practice during a redshirt year.


A bevy of newcomers bring WSU experience that will help immediately.


Junior college transfer Cleanthony Early, a 6-8, forward, brings two-straight Division III junior college player of the year honors by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the NJCAA Men's Basketball Coaches Association for his Sullivan [N.Y.] Junior College career. 


Joining him as a frontcourt newcomer is Chadrack Lufile, a 6-9 forward from Ontario, Canada who averaged 11.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game at Coffeyville JC, was also named second team all-conference and second team all-region in 2011-12.


Nick Wiggins, a 6-6 guard from Toronto, Canada, rounds out the junior college transfers. He averaged 17.3 points a game for Wabash Valley [Ill.] JC, where he was a second team All-American and earned NJCAA all-tournament honors. 


The freshman newcomers, include Derail Green, Fred Van Vleet and Zach Bush. Green, a 6-7 froward from Houston, Klein Forest High School, was District 13-5A MVP after averaging 16.8 points and 6.3 rebounds, while Van Vleet , a 5-11 guard from Rockford, Ill., earned all-state honors after averaging 20 points and six assists. 


Bush, a non-scholarship player, 22.8 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists at Eisenhower High School in Goddard.


Wichita State's schedule is highlighted by 18 home games, a rematch with NCAA opponent VCU, and a trip to the 2012 Cancun Challenge.


WSU could play 11 teams that advanced to postseason play in 2012, and up to four 2012 NCAA Tournament opponents including VCU, Southern Mississippi, Creighton and possibly Western Kentucky during the 2012-13 season.


WSU plays a rematch with its NCAA Tournament opponent in VCU, which defeated the Shockers, 63-61, in the first game of the NCAA Tournament in Portland, Ore. WSU will also play Southern Mississippi in WSU's third INTRUST Bank Arena game in downtown Wichita. 


MVC foe Creighton also made an NCAA appearance in 2012, defeating Alabama, 58-57, and losing to No. 1 seed North Carolina, 87-73. The Shockers could also face Western Kentucky, which lost to Kentucky, 81-66, in the Cancun Challenge.

 


 

Wichita State 2011-12 Review


Wichita State went 27-6 in 2011-12 to complete the bookend to the best two-year record (56-14) in Wichita State history.

En route, the Shockers won the Missouri Valley Conference title, which earned Head Coach Gregg Marshall the Valley Coach of the Year honor, his first at WSU.

With the conference title in the bag, WSU then earned an at-large ticket to the NCAA Tournament, dropping a second round game in Portland to VCU.

Joe Ragland and Garrett Stutz earned All-Valley First Team Valley postseason honors, and were also named to the Most Improved teams for the Shockers. It was the first time since 1983 that two Shockers shared first-team honors when Antoine Carr and Xavier McDaniel were honored on the first team. 

Toure’ Murry was selected as a member of the honorable mention team, as well as to the All-Defensive Team.

Transfer Carl Hall was the Newcomer-of-the-Year and named to the All-Newcomer Team. Senior Ben Smith was named to the All-Defensive Team.

Wichita State was also chosen the Army NationalGuard All-Defensive Team for the second-straight season.

WSU finished the season ranked in six top 25 statistical categories. The Shockers were a plus-14.7 point margin of victory (3rd in NCAA) and a plus-6.5 rebound margin (15th in NCAA). WSU’s scoring offense of 77.1 points a game was 19th, while its free throw percentage of 74.8 was 24th. WSU’s field goal percentage defense of 39.3 was 19th.

Marshall personally reached the 300-win career mark and 100-win WSU mark in 2011-12. He ended the season with a 303-144 career record in 16 seasons as head coach, and was 109-61 at WSU in five seasons. His 2011-12 team also won the Valley regular season for the first time since 2006 with a 16-2 record.

Marshall’s 300th career win came in 2012 with a win Feb. 18 in the Bracketbuster Series game at Davidson.

Marshall also coached the first Shocker Top 25 team since 2006-07 when WSU entered the list at No. 24 on Feb. 13. The Shockers rose to No. 15 in the AP poll and No. 14 in the USA Today/Coaches Top 25, and entered the NCAA Tournament 18th and 19th, respectively, in the polls.

For his effort, Marshall was named Division I All-District 16 Coach-of-the-Year and the MVC Coach-of-the-Year.

 


 


 

 

 

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