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TBT: Sideline Cancer upsets Aftershocks, lose out on the $2 million dream

Sean Marty, Sports Reporter

July 27, 2019

Wichita—Sideline Cancer defeated the Aftershocks, 87-79, in the second round of The Basketball Tournament in Wichita. In the first half, neither the Aftershocks nor Sideline Cancer were able to pull away from each other. At the break, the Aftershocks led Sideline Cancer, 44-43.  Unlike their g...

TBT: What to expect from Sideline Cancer

TBT: What to expect from Sideline Cancer

Sean Marty, Reporter

July 27, 2019

The Aftershocks are going into their second-round matchup against Sideline Cancer with a defensive mentality, their head coach said. “It’s going to be a defensive game at the end of the day,” Coach Karon Bradley said. “They have great guards, we just have to be locked in the entire game. Despi...

TBT: Frankamp, Early credit record crowd to Aftershocks second half comeback

TBT: Frankamp, Early credit record crowd to Aftershocks second half comeback

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

July 26, 2019

WICHITA– In the past, Charles Koch Arena was quiet in the summers. Off-season workouts would be going on, but the seats would be eerily empty. This summer, that would change. On January 29, the city of Wichita was announced as a regional host for The Basketball Tournament's sixth-annual edition of the t...

TBT: Aftershocks overcome Iowa United, keep $2 million hopes alive

TBT: Aftershocks overcome Iowa United, keep $2 million hopes alive

Marshall Sunner and Sean Marty

July 25, 2019

WICHITA– Over 7,000 fans packed into Charles Koch Arena on Thursday night to watch Wichita State’s newly founded alumni team, the Aftershocks, take on Iowa United, a team made up of Iowa, Iowa State, and Drake alumni. Early in the first quarter, the Aftershocks jumped out to a sizable 14-5 led, feedi...

TBT: No. 3 Self Made trounced by No. 6 Sideline Cancer in Wichita Regional opener

TBT: No. 3 Self Made trounced by No. 6 Sideline Cancer in Wichita Regional opener

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

July 25, 2019

WICHITA– Charles Koch Arena came to life Thursday evening for the first round of The Basketball Tournament. The first game of the night presented a match-up with Kansas's alumni team, and No. 3 seeded Self Made, against the No. 6 seeded Sideline Cancer. The Roundhouse was electric from the start o...

OPINION: Sunflower staffers predict outcomes for TBT’s Wichita Regional

OPINION: Sunflower staffers predict outcomes for TBT’s Wichita Regional

Marshall Sunner and Sean Marty

July 24, 2019

The Basketball Tournament is nearing tip-off in Wichita. On July 25, the tournament is bringing back familiar faces from across the country, including notable alumni from Kansas’ Big Three: The University of Kansas, Kansas State, and Wichita State. On Thursday, WSU’s alumni team, the Aftershocks,...

Aftershocks have just three days to get full team chemistry together

Aftershocks have just three days to get full team chemistry together

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

July 22, 2019

Wichita State's alumni basketball team, the Aftershocks, will have just three days to get on the same page. Practice for the team started last week, but practice on Monday will mark the first time that all of the team members will be present. Tekele Cotton was not present at the Aftershocks autograph...

TBT’s ‘Elam Ending’ not a worry for the Aftershocks

TBT’s ‘Elam Ending’ not a worry for the Aftershocks

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

July 22, 2019

This isn't the first year that The Basketball Tournament will be using the unique "Elam Ending" rule at the end of games. The "Elam Ending," as it's known, helps take away the late-game fouling that some basketball games see during crunch-time. This year, the ending sets a "target score" after the...

Aftershocks autograph signing brings excitement into the community

Aftershocks autograph signing brings excitement into the community

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

July 22, 2019

Wichita State's alumni basketball team, the Aftershocks, hosted a meet-and-greet at WSU's Braeburn Square for the community on Sunday. The gathering started with the team signing autographs inside Braeburn Square's Shocker Store, and was followed afterwards with food, drinks, and games for people...

Men’s basketball releases full non-conference schedule

Men’s basketball releases full non-conference schedule

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

July 18, 2019

The Wichita State men's basketball team released its full non-conference schedule Thursday morning. The Shockers will play a record amount of home games for the upcoming season. In 13 total non-conference games, WSU will play inside Charles Koch Arena nine times, with another game played in INTRUST...