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WBB: First Exhibition Game Tips Off Sunday at 2
Courtesy:Wichita State
Release:10/25/2013
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The Wichita State women’s basketball team takes the court for the first time against a true opponent on Sun., Oct. 27 at 2:05 p.m. in an exhibition game vs. Central Methodist inside Koch Arena. 

 

- Wichita State won its first Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title after 30 years as a member of the MVC/Gateway Conference.  The Shockers had made the final game just once before, in 1997.    

 

- WSU entered the MVC tournament as regular season co-champs for the first time and clinched the No. 1 seed.  The 2012-13 team matched the1993-94 squad as a 3-seed for the previous high.  The Shockers improved their seeding in all five of Jody Adams’ seasons (10, 6, 5, 3,1). 

 

- Alex Harden was named MVP of the conference tournament.  She averaged  20.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and shot .568 from the field.  Michaela Dapprich made the All-Tournament Team with averages of 14.3 points and 3.3 rebounds while connecting on 7-of-15 three-pointers.

 

- The Shockers set school records for overall (24), MVC (15), and MVC road (7) victories.   

 

- Jody Adams was named the Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year.  She is the third WSU women's basketball coach to win the award (Darryl Smith - 2000,  Linda Hargrove - 1993).

 

- Alex Harden was named the MVC Defensive Player of the Year.  Haleigh Lankster took home the honor in 2011-12 and was the first Shocker to win the award. 

 

- Jessica Diamond and Alex Harden gave WSU two players on the All-MVC First Team for the first time since Angela Buckner and Jennifer Kaczka represented the Shockers in 2001-02.  Diamond was WSU’s first repeat first-teamer since Buckner in 2002-03 and 2003-04.  

 

- Versatility and depth were keys for Wichita State. WSU’s bench out-scored the opponent, 721-421 (21.8 - 12.8). The Shockers used 13 different starting lineups, with the Jones-Diamond-Harden-Turner-Jacobs tandem posting the best record at 5-0. Nine different Shockers led the team in scoring and all 11 players topped the team in rebounding.  

 

- Alex Harden blossomed in conference play.  The sophomore topped the team in most major categories during league games: points (13.6), rebounds (5.1), assists (80), blocked shots (21), and steals (32).  She shot .505 from the field and .764 from the line.  

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