The Sunflower

WSU topples UConn in double overtime to pick up first AAC road victory

WSU topples UConn in double overtime to pick up first AAC road victory

Sean Marty, Reporter

January 12, 2020

Wichita State picked up a road win on Sunday, defeating Connecticut by a score of 89-86 in double overtime to improve to 15-1 on the season. The Shockers won their final meeting with the Huskies in epic fashion, as UConn is returning to the Big East following the end of the season. WSU now moves to...

Wichita State continues rise in national recognition with win against Memphis

Wichita State continues rise in national recognition with win against Memphis

Sean Marty, Reporter

January 10, 2020

In front of a sold-out Charles Koch Arena crowd, Wichita State rallied together for a win that many analysts considered the most important and impactful matchup in the American Athletic Conference title race. The Shockers were able to hold off a late comeback attempt from the No. 21 Memphis, winning...

Shockers tame Tigers, pick up first top-25 win since 2018

Shockers tame Tigers, pick up first top-25 win since 2018

Sean Marty, Reporter

January 9, 2020

Wichita State picked up a statement win on Thursday, defeating nationally ranked Memphis by a score of 76-67 to improve to 14-1 on the season. The Tigers came into the matchup with the nation’s top recruiting class and the top spot in the American Athletic Conference. Earlier this week, Memphis...

3 keys for WSU to tame Memphis on Thursday

3 keys for WSU to tame Memphis on Thursday

Sean Marty, Reporter

January 9, 2020

Thursday night’s game against Memphis might be the most anticipated and important game of the Shockers’ season to date. With WSU hoping to improve on their resume prior to Selection Sunday, a win against the AAC preseason favorite could go a long way for WSU. This is a crucial game for both sides...

‘It’s big-boy basketball:’ Gregg Marshall, Shockers look forward to top-25 showdown with Memphis

‘It’s big-boy basketball:’ Gregg Marshall, Shockers look forward to top-25 showdown with Memphis

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

January 8, 2020

Wichita State Head Coach Gregg Marshall expects to see Charles Koch Arena rocking on Thursday when his No. 23 Shockers take on No. 21 Memphis. After the game against Ole Miss on Saturday, Marshall gave his assessment of the matchup. He said he anticipates an atmosphere similar to the one the Shockers...

‘Toughest on the court:’ Stevenson, Burton lead Shockers to dominant win, again

‘Toughest on the court:’ Stevenson, Burton lead Shockers to dominant win, again

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

January 5, 2020

For the last four games, Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall knew exactly who were the toughest guys that stepped out on the court. Saturday proved to be no different. For the fifth game in a row, Marshall made sure to mention that sophomore guards Erik Stevenson and Jamarius Burton were those guys. And...

No. 24 Shockers out-shoot Rebels, move to 13-1 on season

No. 24 Shockers out-shoot Rebels, move to 13-1 on season

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

January 4, 2020

No. 24 Wichita State took down Ole Miss on Saturday inside Charles Koch Arena, 74-54, to move to 13-1 on the season. The game marked just the sixth time the Shockers had played a Power 5 opponent in Koch Arena under Gregg Marshall. After a sluggish start for both teams in the first half, sophomore...

No. 24 WSU defeats ECU in conference opener, 75-69

No. 24 WSU defeats ECU in conference opener, 75-69

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

January 1, 2020

After making their first appearance in the AP poll since the end of the 2017-18 season, Wichita State beat Eastern Carolina in their conference opener, 75-69. ECU came into the game with a 4-win streak, their best since Dec. 2013.  While the Shockers started off hot on a 11-0 streak, ECU quickly caught up and the ...