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Shockers hold on despite fumbling 17-point second-half lead

Shockers hold on despite fumbling 17-point second-half lead

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

December 15, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After missing the front end of a free throw, Wichita State senior Markis McDuffie gave Southern Mississippi a chance to force overtime after the Golden Eagles cut a once 17-point Shocker lead in the second half down to a one possession game. McDuffie hit the second, but Shocker senior Samajae Haynes-Jones...

Wichita State inducts Gene Stephenson into the Hall of Fame

Wichita State inducts Gene Stephenson into the Hall of Fame

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

December 15, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Gene Stephenson held back tears in recollection of his 36-year career with Wichita State. "I loved what I was doing," Stephenson said. "Passion — it's hard to describe because every day was a joy." "Those guys are all my sons," Stephenson said as he wiped tears from his face, remembering the...

Sophomore Abby Pugh to transfer

Sophomore Abby Pugh to transfer

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Sophomore middle blocker Abby Pugh will transfer from the Wichita State volleyball team. Pugh announced via Instagram that she will continue her playing career at San Diego State University. Pugh took a redshirt season her freshman year. She played in 98 sets for WSU this season. Twice she posted...

Ron Baker released by Knicks

Ron Baker released by Knicks

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The New York Knicks plan to release Ron Baker. The Knicks have agreed to a two-year contract with Allonzo Trier. Trier was previously signed as a two-way player for the Knicks and their development team. They signed Trier to a full two-year contract on Thursday, according to Shams Charania of The...

By The Numbers: Improved shooting helps Shockers hold off Jacksonville State; McDuffie’s second-half struggles continue

By The Numbers: Improved shooting helps Shockers hold off Jacksonville State; McDuffie’s second-half struggles continue

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State senior Samajae Haynes-Jones put an end to Jacksonville State's comeback bid Wednesday night in Charles Koch Arena. Haynes-Jones hit an open three-pointer as the game was winding down put the Shockers up four points after Jacksonville State took their only lead of the game in the final...

Haynes-Jones, Echenique lead Shockers past Jacksonville State

Haynes-Jones, Echenique lead Shockers past Jacksonville State

Sean Marty, Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

A question entering Wednesday night's game against Jacksonville State was how Wichita State, a team with only two seniors, would compete against one of the nation's most experienced teams. Junior college transfer Jaime Echenique was the answer for the Shockers. Echenique scored WSU's first six...

What led to Wichita State’s 32-point loss to Oklahoma

What led to Wichita State’s 32-point loss to Oklahoma

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

To say Wichita State struggled offensively against Oklahoma would be an understatement. The Shockers shot 24 percent from the field. They missed 22 threes, and shot 18 percent from deep While posting its worst shooting percentages in 21 years, WSU scored just 48 points against a team that was picked...

Gregg Marshall on Jacksonville State: ‘They can easily come in here and beat us’

Gregg Marshall on Jacksonville State: ‘They can easily come in here and beat us’

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State enters Wednesday night's home match with Jacksonville State hoping to avenge the program's worst loss under Gregg Marshall. Saturday's 32-point loss to Oklahoma had record low shooting numbers. The team shot 24 percent, which was the lowest shooting percentage in 21 years. Jacksonville...

Gregg Marshall assessed technical foul in blowout loss

Gregg Marshall assessed technical foul in blowout loss

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

December 8, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

With the game mostly over and Oklahoma holding a 28 point lead over Wichita State, Gregg Marshall took to jawing at the sideline official, Owen Shortt. There was less than four minutes left in the game, Marshall had pulled his seniors, and the Shockers were well on their way to recording their worst...