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‘We needed that from him:’ Etienne’s strong second half performance propels WSU to season-opening win

Wichita State sophomore, Tyson Etienne points to where his teammate should run to during a game against Oral Roberts University at Charles Koch Arena on Dec. 2.
December 3, 2020

The first half against Oral Roberts was not the start that sophomore guard Tyson Etienne had anticipated for his first game of the 2020-21 season.  Etienne struggled with foul trouble and was limited...

PHOTOS: Undermanned Shockers win season opener, 85-80

Wichita State sophomore, Tyson Etienne guards his opponent during the game against Oral Roberts University at Charles Koch Arena on Dec. 2.
The Wichita State men’s basketball team defeated Oral Roberts University on Wednesday in the season opener, 85-80.
December 3, 2020

Wichita State takes down Oral Roberts in season opener

Wichita State senior, Alterique Gilbert shoots the ball during a game against Oral Roberts University at Charles Koch Arena on Dec. 2.
December 2, 2020

The Wichita State men's basketball team defeated Oral Roberts University on Wednesday in the season opener, 85-80. After a back and forth first half, the Shockers found themselves up by two points....

Shockers prepare to begin the season short-handed

Wichita State freshman Tyson Etienne drives past Oral Roberts guard Sam Kearns at Charles Koch Arena on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.
December 2, 2020

The Wichita State men’s basketball program is set to begin its season on Wednesday evening at Charles Koch Arena against the Oral Roberts. The first game of the college basketball season for Division...

Women’s Basketball defeats Alcorn State, improves to 2-0

Wichita State junior Seraphine Bastin dribbles at the top of the key during the game against Alcorn State on Nov. 30 at Koch Area.
December 1, 2020

Wichita State topped the Alcorn State Lady Braves on Monday, 71-53. With the victory, the Shockers notch their second win of the season, improving to a 2-0 record. The Shockers were down 17-14 after...

Shockers win season-opener despite being short-handed

Wichita State junior, Seraphine Bastin runs across the court during a basketball game at Charles Koch Arena on Nov. 27.
November 28, 2020

Wichita State Women’s Basketball defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in its season opener on Friday, 78-58.  The Shockers’ five starters combined to score 67 points while the team only suited...

Women’s basketball prepares for season filled with uncertainty

Wichita State head coach Keitha Adams speaks to players during a timeout in the last quarter of the game against East Carolina at Charles Koch Arena on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.
November 27, 2020

A basketball game will take place inside Charles Koch Arena on Friday for the first time since March.  This offseason has been filled with uncertainty and setbacks due to COVID-19, but the women’s...

‘The whole thing’s a surprise:’ Boatright discusses transitional phase for the basketball program 

Wichita State's Director of Athletics Darron Boatright addresses fans at the State of the American pep rally.
November 24, 2020

It’s no secret that the upcoming basketball season will be a challenging one.  One week ago Head Basketball Coach Gregg Marshall resigned from his position after a three-month-long investigation...

Shockers out of season-opening tournament following positive COVID-19 tests

Wichita State's Tyson Etienne, Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler, Dexter Dennis, and Brycen Bush stand together during the national anthem before the game agianst Omaha on Tuesday.
November 23, 2020

The Shockers will no longer be playing in its season-opening tournament in South Dakota this week due to multiple positive COVID-19 tests, a release announced Monday.  The Shockers’ season will now...

Shockers complete coaching staff for upcoming season

Wichita State sophomore Dexter Dennis encourages his teammates from the bench during the first half of the game against USF on Feb. 20 inside Charles Koch Arena.
November 23, 2020

The Wichita State men's basketball coaching staff is now complete with the newest addition, Billy Kennedy. Kennedy most recently served as the head coach for Texas A&M and will fill the vacancy...

VanVleet signs historic contract with the Toronto Raptors

VanVleet signs historic contract with the Toronto Raptors
November 22, 2020

Former Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet has agreed to a four-year, $85 million deal to re-sign with the Toronto Raptors, according to multiple reports.  VanVleet went undrafted following four seasons...

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