December 1, 2011 |
at Wichita State 75, Cal State Fullerton 60: Carl Hall had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead the Shockers. Joe Ragland added 15 points and David Kyles contributed 14 points and seven rebounds for Wichita State (4-2), which outrebounded the Titans 37-27. Omondi Amoke led the Titans(3-3) with 19 points. Kwame Vaughn added 11 and D.J. Seeley had 10 points and a team-high five rebounds. TONIGHT Men Brigham Young Hawaii at Long Beach State, 7 p.m. Doubletree Los Angeles Westside Centennial Classic at Loyola Marymount La Sierra vs. North Texas, 2 p.m. Columbia at Loyola Marymount, 7 p.m. SATURDAY Men Cal State Fullerton at So. Illinois Edwardsville, noon PST Hawaii at Pepperdine, 7 p.m. St. Mary's at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 7 p.m. San Diego at UC Irvine, 7 p.m. Cal State Northridge at Santa Clara, 7 p.m. Doubletree Los Angeles Westside Centennial Classic at Loyola Marymount North Texas vs. Columbia, 5 p.m. La Sierra at Loyola Marymount, 7:30 p.m.
March 19, 1996
Wichita State named Randy Smithson as its new coach. He replaces Scott Thompson, who resigned Feb. 27 after four seasons. Thompson's teams were 40-70, including 8-21 this season. . . . Stephen F. Austin State fired Ned Fowler as coach.
March 21, 2013 |
SALT LAKE CITY -- Wow, that was one lousy job audition for Pittsburgh Coach Jamie Dixon. Dixon, a potential candidate for the USC basketball opening for what seems like years now, left it all over the floor Thursday at EnergySolutions Arena. No. 9 Wichita State embarrassed No. 8 Pittsburgh by a 73-55 score that will haunt Dixon for weeks and months. PHOTOS: 2013 NCAA tournament Wichita State, from the Missouri Valley Conference, thoroughly roughed up a team from the rough-and-rugged Big East.
March 30, 2013 |
Wichita State is off to its first Final Four since 1965 with the appropriate nickname: Shockers. The ninth-seeded team from Kansas concluded its siege through the West Regional on Saturday with a 70-66 win over Ohio State in front of 17,998 at Staples Center. Wichita State is the first team seeded No. 9 to reach the Final Four since Penn in 1979. That was also the last year a team from the Missouri Valley Conference made it: You may remember Indiana State, Larry Bird and the Sycamores.
May 25, 1996 |
Top-seeded Wichita State (52-9) got its second consecutive strong pitching performance Friday in the NCAA Midwest Regional and eliminated Missouri, 9-2, in front of 4,480 at Eck Stadium. Ben Thomas (9-1) gave up a two-run homer to Jay White in the sixth inning, but by then the Shockers already had built a five-run lead and were able to coast to their second victory in the tournament. Thomas gave up five hits before he leaving after 6 1/3 innings.
March 23, 2013 |
Scratch No. 1 Gonzaga out of your bracket and replace it with the Shockers. It was a real shocker, all right. Ninth-seeded Wichita State hit the bull's eye when it came to knocking out the top-seeded Bulldogs, scoring a thrilling 76-70 victory in front of a crowd of 16,060 at EnergySolutions Arena. The win sends Wichita State to next week's West Regional semifinals at Staples Center. The Shockers will face the winner of Sunday's game between Mississippi and La Salle. “This feeling is unimaginable,” said freshman guard Ron Baker, one of Wichita State's heroes.