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Shockers drop heartbreaker to Bearcats; fall to 6th in AAC

Shockers drop heartbreaker to Bearcats; fall to 6th in AAC

Sean Marty, Reporter

February 6, 2020

Wichita State (18-4) fell to Cincinnati 79-80 at home Thursday after Erik’s Stevenson late shot attempt came up short.  Jarron Cumberland led Cincinnati throughout, and his late-game heroics propelled the Bearcats to the momentous victory. The second half was back and forth down the stretch, as Grant Sherfiel...

Inside the rivalry: Revisiting last season’s testy grudge match with Cincinnati

Inside the rivalry: Revisiting last season’s testy grudge match with Cincinnati

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

Wichita State was coming off of their first conference win of the season. Nothing was going their way early in the year, and that showed when they lost their first four conference games and were sitting at 7-8 overall. But they took down Central Florida, the preseason American Athletic Conference favorite,...

Historic 3-point shooting night propels Shockers to road victory over Temple

Historic 3-point shooting night propels Shockers to road victory over Temple

Sean Marty, Reporter

February 6, 2020

Wichita State was able to hold off Temple on Wednesday, defeating the Owls 85-75 for a second straight victory to improve to 13-10 and 5-5 in conference play.  The Shockers made 15 of 27 three-pointers — the most in a game in school history. Despite a rough start in the first quarter, the Sho...

Men’s tennis regroups with doubleheader sweep in Kansas City

Men’s tennis regroups with doubleheader sweep in Kansas City

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

February 5, 2020

After losing in a heartbreaker to No. 16 Tennessee on Sunday, the Wichita State men’s tennis team regrouped with back-to-back 5-1 victories against Creighton and UMKC on Tuesday in Kansas City. The win improved their record to 7-3 on the season. Here’s how the matches went down:   Creighton (5-1,...

Shocker offense continues to falter, looking for answers against Bearcats

Shocker offense continues to falter, looking for answers against Bearcats

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

February 5, 2020

The Wichita State offense is reeling. Over the course of the last five games, the Shockers have only scored above 60 points once – against Central Florida on Jan. 25 – and are shooting 34.3% over that span. To start conference play, they are attempting the most field goals (61.0) in the conference...

Echenique named to the 3x3U Mid-season Watch List

Echenique named to the 3x3U Mid-season Watch List

Sean Marty, Reporter

February 5, 2020

On Tuesday, Wichita State senior center, Jaime Echenique was named to the Dos Equis 3x3U Championship Midseason Watch List. Echenique was the lone Shocker to be named to the list and was one of ten players from the AAC to be named to the list. The 3x3U National Championship features, in total, 128...

‘They accepted coaching:’ Wichita State prepares to get back on track against Cincinnati

‘They accepted coaching:’ Wichita State prepares to get back on track against Cincinnati

Sean Marty, Reporter

February 4, 2020

Wichita State Head Coach Gregg Marshall knows his team can still get back to where they once were offensively and hasn’t lost faith one bit. Despite only being able to reach the 60 point mark just once in the last five games, and at times missing wide-open shots, Marshall was happy with how the team...

TBT coming back to Charles Koch Arena in July

TBT coming back to Charles Koch Arena in July

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

February 4, 2020

The Basketball Tournament is coming back to Wichita. The $2 million winner-take-all basketball tournament that is broadcasted on ESPN has selected the city of Wichita to host a regional in back-to-back years on Tuesday. The seventh annual tournament has slated the Wichita games to be played from July...

Easterling uses Kobe Bryant’s death as learning point for team

Easterling uses Kobe Bryant’s death as learning point for team

Sean Marty, Reporter

February 3, 2020

When the news came out last Sunday morning that former NBA legend Kobe Bryant had died in a helicopter crash, Wichita State Men’s Golf Head Coach Judd Easterling was in shock, just like the rest of the sporting world. He hoped desperately that TMZ’s report wasn’t true. Easterling said he was...

WSU women snap 3-game losing streak with a tight victory over East Carolina

WSU women snap 3-game losing streak with a tight victory over East Carolina

Sean Marty, Reporter

February 2, 2020

Wichita State squeaked out a 57-55 victory Saturday, snapping a three-game losing streak. With the win, the Shockers improved to 12-10 on the season and 4-5 in conference play. The Shockers got off to a slow start as the Pirates took a 13-6 lead following Taniyah Thompson three just as time expired...

Time to argue: Here’s why one of these teams will definitely win the Super Bowl

Time to argue: Here’s why one of these teams will definitely win the Super Bowl

Marshall Sunner and Morgan Anderson

February 2, 2020

The Sunflower's Marshall Sunner and Morgan Anderson want to argue about who will win Super Bowl LIV. We'll let you decide. San Fransisco 49ers It’s plain and simple. The San Francisco 49ers will win Super Bowl LIV, and it’s not even debatable. But it’s my job to tell you why. Rewind t...