The second-ranked Wichita State Shockers continued their winning streak Saturday with a 31-0 record, beating Missouri State. The men made history last week, by becoming the first and only college basketball team to finish 30-0 in a regular season, the same night they clinched the Missouri Valley Conference title. Sports analysts say the undefeated ball players have a genuine sense of brotherhood.
Cleanthony Early, who's majoring in Sports Management, and Fred VanVleet, a Sociology major, sat down for a candid interview about the team's dynamic on and off the court.
The Wichita State Shockers have made history by becoming the first men's basketball team in NCAA history to win 31-regular season games. The Shockers achieved this record on Saturday by beating Missouri State 68-45.
The sold out arena was a sea of black and gold cladded fans chanting "undefeated" as they lift up signs that read 31-0. The Wichita State Shockers becomes the first team since St. Joseph's in 2004 to head into a conference tournament unbeaten.
Originally published on Sat February 22, 2014 12:06 pm
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Wichita State's basketball team is the last undefeated men's team in America - 28 wins. That got them on one of the regional covers of Sports Illustrated, and that adds a little pressure. If the Shockers win tonight, they'll clinch the Missouri Valley Conference title. From member station KMUW in Wichita, Carla Eckels reports on the team's winning season.
Wichita State University Shockers are the only undefeated college men's college basketball team in America with a 28-0 record. They could cut down the net Saturday, February 23, 2014 to win the regular season Missouri Valley Conference title. KMUW's Carla Eckels looks into the Shocker momentum.
Wichita State Athletic Director Eric Sexton sits in his spacious office on the second floor of Koch Arena on the Tuesday after he watched the Wichita State men's basketball team earn its first trip to the Final Four in 48 years. But while he's clearly happy about the achievement, he also makes sure to mention that this is a place that Shocker basketball has been before.