The Sunflower

Shockers offense posts lowest score in nearly 3 decades

Shockers offense posts lowest score in nearly 3 decades

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

If not for Markis McDuffie's eight second-half points, the Shockers may have made history for the worst offensive showing in program history. Wichita State scored 41 points — the second-lowest score in WSU's history — in Tuesday's loss to South Florida. The Shockers had just 15 points at the break. Only...

PHOTOS: Shockers still winless in conference

PHOTOS: Shockers still winless in conference

Khánh Nguyễn, Photographer

January 20, 2019


Filed under Galleries, Multimedia, Sports, Women's Basketball

Despite a combined 35 points from senior Sabrina Lozada-Cabbage and freshman Carla Bremaud, the Shockers lost their fifth conference game this season. Wichita State lost to Houston 58-66 on Jan. 20, 2019. Wichita State will have another chance at a conference win on Saturday at Tulane.

Gregg Marshall: ‘Worst officiating I’ve seen in a long time’ following 2 game-changing technicals

Gregg Marshall: ‘Worst officiating I’ve seen in a long time’ following 2 game-changing technicals

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

January 19, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State freshman Erik Stevenson looked Cincinnati's star player Jarron Cumberland in the eyes and muttered, "I'm not afraid of you." The result changed the game. Officials broke into the banter of the two heated teams, and assessed Stevenson with a technical foul for his comment. Stevenso...

PHOTOS: ‘Refs, YOU SUCK!’ Fans, players, coaches outraged with officiating in Wichita State’s loss

PHOTOS: ‘Refs, YOU SUCK!’ Fans, players, coaches outraged with officiating in Wichita State’s loss

Joseph Barringhaus, Sports Photo Editor

January 19, 2019


Filed under Galleries, Men's Basketball, Multimedia, Sports

Wichita State lost for just the sixth time at Koch Arena in the last six seasons. Erik Stevenson and Gregg Marshall were each assessed technical fouls. Cincinnati turned a five-point lead into an 11-point lead. The Bearcats were put to the free throw line 35 times, and they made 25 in the victory....

‘I’m not afraid of you’ comment earns Stevenson a technical foul as Cincinnati handles Wichita State

‘I’m not afraid of you’ comment earns Stevenson a technical foul as Cincinnati handles Wichita State

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

January 19, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Two technical fouls sealed the game for the Cincinnati Bearcats, who claimed their second win in the national spotlight at Charles Koch Arena. Wichita State freshman Erik Stevenson was called for a technical foul, to which point Gregg Marshall charged the official. Marshall, who had to be restrained...

‘Nothing has gone our way for a while’: Shockers knock off UCF, celebrate first win in 28 days

‘Nothing has gone our way for a while’: Shockers knock off UCF, celebrate first win in 28 days

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Markis McDuffie celebrated as though Wichita State had just won a championship game following the team’s first conference victory. WSU snapped a four-game losing streak — its longest in a decade — with an 8-point victory against the conference’s top opponent, Central Florida. “It’...

Shocker commit named McDonald’s All-American nominee

Shocker commit named McDonald’s All-American nominee

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State commit Noah Fernandes was named one of 800 McDonald's All-American nominees.  The All-American game is the only democratically selected prep all-star event in the country. Nominees are named by the nation's top high school coaches and select media members. Fernandes is listed a thre...

Wichita State to debut new hype video

Wichita State to debut new hype video

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State will debut a new hype video ahead of Wednesday night's men's basketball game. Athletic Director Darren Boatright posted to Twitter that the department "now" has "actual highlights from members" of this year's team. The video will play ahead of the 9 p.m. tipoff as WSU plays host to...

Why can’t Wichita State close out games?

Why can’t Wichita State close out games?

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The mood in Gregg Marshall's locker room is much different than it typically is at the mid-point in the season. "I don't think anyone is real happy about it," Marshall said. "I think we would like a different result." It's the first time since 2009 that Wichita State has started conference play...

Women’s basketball misses return flight to Wichita

Women’s basketball misses return flight to Wichita

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Wichita State women’s basketball team missed their return flight on Tuesday following their evening game at Southern Methodist. The Shockers lost game - their fourth loss in a row - 78-50. The team is currently taking a bus back to Wichita from Dallas. They return to action on Sunday when...