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2013–14 Wichita State Shockers men's basketball team

The 2013–14 Wichita State Shockers men's basketball team represented Wichita State University in the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They played their home games at Charles Koch Arena, which had a capacity of 10,506.[1] They were in their 69th season as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. They were led by seventh-year head coach Gregg Marshall. They were the last team to finish the regular season and enter the NCAA Tournament unbeaten until Kentucky did it the next year.

2013–14 Wichita State Shockers men's basketball
Wichita State Shockers alternate logo.svg
Missouri Valley regular season
and Tournament Champions
CBE Hall of Fame Classic Champions
NCAA Tournament, Round of 32
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 2
2013–14 record35–1 (18–0 MVC)
Head coachGregg Marshall
Assistant coachChris Jans
Assistant coachGreg Heiar
Assistant coachSteve Forbes
Home arenaCharles Koch Arena (10,506)
Seasons
2013–14 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 Wichita State 18 0   1.000     35 1   .972
Indiana State 12 6   .667     23 11   .676
Northern Iowa 10 8   .556     16 15   .516
Missouri State 9 9   .500     20 13   .606
Illinois State 9 9   .500     18 16   .529
Southern Illinois 9 9   .500     14 19   .424
Bradley 7 11   .389     12 20   .375
Drake 6 12   .333     15 16   .484
Evansville 6 12   .333     14 19   .424
Loyola (IL) 4 14   .222     10 22   .313
2014 MVC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013–14 season was arguably the best season in Wichita State's 108-year basketball history. After defeating Missouri State on March 1, 2014, Wichita State became the first men's Division I team ever to finish the regular season 31–0 (Kentucky matched it the next year) ,[2] the first team to finish 18–0 in conference play in the Missouri Valley Conference since the 1985–86 Bradley Braves,[2] as well as the first to finish the regular season undefeated since Saint Joseph's in 2003–04.[2] The team's 35–0 start was the best men's Division I start ever (before Kentucky started 38-0 the next year), beating the 1990–91 UNLV Runnin' Rebels who began the season 34–0 and the best Missouri Valley Conference start ever, beating the 1978–79 Indiana State Sycamores, who went 33–0 to start the season.[2] They spent most of the season in the top 10 of both major polls, rising as high as #2 in late February. They continued their run by winning their first MVC tournament title since 1987, and were ranked second in both final major media polls, the highest final national ranking in school history. Though some analysts noted that Wichita State's schedule was relatively easy compared to previous teams that finished the regular season primarily because none of their opponents throughout the season were ranked when they played them, as well as only beating one opponent that was ranked at any point in the season (Saint Louis, who also had a lack of quality wins).[3]

They entered the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament undefeated at 34–0. The Shockers beat Cal Poly, 64–37 for their NCAA-record 42–game winning streak to start a season. Two days later, and playing their 5th and final straight game at St. Louis' Scottrade Center, Fred VanVleet's three-point attempt at the end-of-game buzzer against Kentucky bounced harmlessly off the rim, and so went their attempt to become the first men's team in 38 years to win the title undefeated.

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PreseasonEdit

In the 2012–13 college basketball season, the Wichita State University Shockers, under sixth-year head coach Gregg Marshall, finished the season 30–9 and 12–6 in Missouri Valley play to finish in second place. They advanced to the championship game of the Missouri Valley Tournament where they lost to Creighton. They received an at-large bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament, receiving a 9 seed in the West Region, where they defeated 8 seed Pittsburgh and 1 seed Gonzaga to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. In the West Region semifinals they defeated 13 seed La Salle and 2 seed Ohio State in the regional finals to be crowned West Region Champions and advance to the Final Four for the second time in school history and first time since 1965. In the Final Four, they lost to eventual-champion Louisville, 72–68. Wichita State was ranked #4 in the final Coach's Poll of the 2012-13 season.[4]

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Malcolm Armstead 2 G 6'0" 205 Senior Florence, Alabama Graduated
Ehimen Orukpe 21 C 7'0" 250 Senior Lagos, Nigeria Graduated
Carl Hall 22 F 6'8" 238 Senior Cochran, Georgia Graduated
Jake White 22 G 6'8" 232 Sophomore Chaska, Minnesota Transferred

Class of 2013 recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Shaquille Morris
PF
Edmond, OK Edmond Memorial High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 262 lb (119 kg) Oct 22, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 71
D. J. Bowles
PG
Cleveland, TN Oldsmar Christian High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Nov 5, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 64
Ri'an Holland
PG
Hope Mills, NC South View High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jun 27, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 63
Darius Carter
PF
Akron, OH Vincennes University 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Apr 21, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: JC
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: Not Ranked Top 20   Rivals: Not Ranked Top 25  ESPN: Not Ranked Top 25
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2013 Wichita State Basketball Commits". Rivals.com. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  • "2013 Wichita State Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  • "2013 Wichita State Basketball Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  • "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved April 24, 2013.

RosterEdit

2013–14 Wichita State Shockers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 0 Chadrick Lufile 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 251 lb (114 kg) Sr Burlington, ON, Canada
F 1 Derail Green 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 199 lb (90 kg) RS Fr Houston, TX
G 3 Evan Wessel 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 201 lb (91 kg) So Wichita, KS
F 5 Zach Bush 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Wichita, KS
G 10 Ri'an Holland 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Hope Mills, NC
F 11 Cleanthony Early 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Middletown, NY
F 12 Darius Carter 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Akron, OH
G 14 John Robert Simon 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Oklahoma City, OK
G 15 Nick Wiggins 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Sr Toronto, ON, Canada
C 20 Kadeem Coleby 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 251 lb (114 kg) Sr Nassau, Bahamas
G 23 Fred VanVleet 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Rockford, IL
F 24 Shaquille Morris 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 262 lb (119 kg) Fr Edmond, OK
G 25 D. J. Bowles 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Cleveland, TN
G 31 Ron Baker 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 218 lb (99 kg) RS So Scott City, KS
G 32 Tekele Cotton 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Jr Marietta, GA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2013-11-08

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/02/2013*
7:00 PM
Oklahoma Baptist W 73–29 
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Non-conference regular season
11/09/2013*
1:00 PM
No. 16 Emporia State W 93–50  1–0
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
11/12/2013*
12:00 AM, ESPN2
No. 16 WKU W 66–49  2–0
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
11/14/2013*
7:00 PM
No. 16 William & Mary
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 79–62  3–0
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
11/16/2013*
12:00 PM
No. 16 Tennessee State
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 85–71  4–0
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
11/20/2013*
7:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 14 at Tulsa W 77–54  5–0
Reynolds Center (5,446)
Tulsa, OK
11/25/2013*
9:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 12 vs. DePaul
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 90–72  6–0
Sprint Center (7,682)
Kansas City, MO
11/26/2013*
9:15 PM, ESPN2
No. 12 vs. BYU
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 75–62  7–0
Sprint Center (8,324)
Kansas City, MO
12/01/2013*
12:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 12 at Saint Louis W 70–65  8–0
Chaifetz Arena (9,031)
St. Louis, MO
12/07/2013*
7:00 PM
No. 11 Oral Roberts W 71–58  9–0
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
12/14/2013*
1:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 12 Tennessee W 70–61  10–0
Intrust Bank Arena (14,356)
Wichita, KS
12/17/2013*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 11 at Alabama W 72–67  11–0
Coleman Coliseum (9,918)
Tuscaloosa, AL
12/22/2013*
7:00 PM
No. 11 North Carolina Central W 77–66  12–0
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
12/29/2013*
2:00 PM
No. 10 Davidson W 81–70  13–0
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Missouri Valley Conference regular season
01/02/2014
7:05 PM
No. 8 at Southern Illinois W 82–67  14–0
(1–0)
SIU Arena (4,891)
Carbondale, IL
01/05/2014
1:00 PM
No. 8 Northern Iowa W 67–53  15–0
(2–0)
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
01/08/2014
7:00 PM
No. 6 Illinois State W 66–47  16–0
(3–0)
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
01/11/2014
7:00 PM
No. 6 at Missouri State W 72–69 OT 17–0
(4–0)
JQH Arena (10,776)
Springfield, MO
01/14/2014
7:00 PM
No. 5 Bradley W 72–50  18–0
(5–0)
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
01/18/2014
3:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 5 Indiana State W 68–48  19–0
(6–0)
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
01/22/2014
7:05 PM
No. 5 at Illinois State W 70–55  20–0
(7–0)
Redbird Arena (9,510)
Normal, IL
01/25/2014
7:05 PM
No. 5 at Drake W 78–61  21–0
(8–0)
Knapp Center (6,127)
Des Moines, IA
01/28/2014
7:00 PM
No. 4 Loyola–Chicago W 57–45  22–0
(9–0)
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
02/01/2014
2:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 4 Evansville W 81–67  23–0
(10–0)
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
02/05/2014
7:05 PM, ESPN3
No. 4 at Indiana State W 65–58  24–0
(11–0)
Hulman Center (9,245)
Terre Haute, IN
02/08/2014
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 4 at Northern Iowa W 82–73  25–0
(12–0)
McLeod Center (7,150)
Cedar Falls, IA
02/11/2014
7:00 PM
No. 4 Southern Illinois W 78–67  26–0
(13–0)
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
02/16/2014
4:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 4 at Evansville W 84–68  27–0
(14–0)
Ford Center (8,802)
Evansville, IN
02/19/2014
7:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 3 at Loyola–Chicago W 88–74  28–0
(15–0)
Joseph J. Gentile Arena (4,577)
Chicago, IL
02/22/2014
7:00 PM
No. 3 Drake W 83–54  29–0
(16–0)
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
02/25/2014
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 2 at Bradley W 69–49  30–0
(17–0)
Carver Arena (10,257)
Peoria, IL
03/01/2014
1:00 PM, ESPN
No. 2 Missouri State W 68–45  31–0
(18–0)
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Missouri Valley Tournament
03/07/2014
12:05 pm, MVCTV
No. 2 vs. Evansville
Quarterfinals
W 80–58  32–0
Scottrade Center (10,260)
St. Louis, MO
03/08/2014
1:35 pm, MVCTV
No. 2 vs. Missouri State
Semifinals
W 67–42  33–0
Scottrade Center (13,966)
St. Louis, MO
03/09/2014
1:05 pm, CBS
No. 2 vs. Indiana State
Championship
W 83–69  34–0
Scottrade Center (12,125)
St. Louis, MO
NCAA Tournament
03/21/2014*
6:10 pm, CBS
No. 2 (1 MW) vs. (16 MW) Cal Poly
Second round
W 64–37  35–0
Scottrade Center (19,223)
St. Louis, MO
03/23/2014*
1:45 pm, CBS
No. 2 (1 MW) vs. (8 MW) Kentucky
Third round
L 76–78  35–1
Scottrade Center (19,676)
St. Louis, MO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll, (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed within region MW=Midwest. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

HonorsEdit

Fred VanVleet was named one of the ten semi-finalists for the Naismith College Player of the Year Award.[5] Cleanthony Early was named one of fifteen finalists for both the Oscar Robertson Award and the John R. Wooden Award.[6][7] Early has earned 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American second team recognition from the United States Basketball Writers Association, National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), NBC Sports,[8] and USA Today as well as third team recognition from the Associated Press (AP) and honorable mention recognition from Bleacher Report.[9][10][11][12][13] Early also earned John R. Wooden Award All-American Team recognition.[14] VanVleet was a second team selection by Sports Illustrated[15] and Bleacher Report,[16] and he earned third team All-American recognition from Sporting News and NABC as well as honorable mention recognition from AP.[12][13][17]

RankingsEdit

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Final
AP 16 16 14 12 11 12 11 10 8 6 5 5 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 N/A
Coaches 16 16 16 12 10 8 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Koch Arena". Archived from the original on 2014-10-24.
  2. ^ a b c d "No. 2 Wichita State finishes perfect regular season with rout". ESPN. Associated Press. 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  3. ^ "How Impressive Is Wichita State's Undefeated 2013-14 Regular Season?". BleacherReport.com.
  4. ^ https://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/2013/4/9/4205512/college-basketball-rankings-coaches-poll-top-25-louisville-wichita-state
  5. ^ "Top 10 National Semifinalists Named for 2014 Men's Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T". Naismith Awards. February 28, 2014. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  6. ^ "USBWA Names Finalists For Three Men's Individual Awards". United States Basketball Writers Association. 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
  7. ^ Medcalf, Myron (2014-03-08). "Wooden Award finalists announced". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-03-08.
  8. ^ Dauster, Rob (2014-03-12). "NBCSports.com's 2014 College Basketball All-Americans". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  9. ^ King, Jason (2014-03-09). "Bleacher Report's 2013-14 College Basketball All-American, All-Conference Picks". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  10. ^ "USBWA Names 2013-14 All-Americans". United States Basketball Writers Association. 2014-03-12. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
  11. ^ "USA TODAY Sports All-America team in college basketball". USA Today. 2014-03-13. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
  12. ^ a b Leddy, Rick (2014-03-26). "National Association of Basketball Coaches Announces: 2014 NABC Coaches' Division I All-America Teams" (PDF). National Association of Basketball Coaches. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  13. ^ a b "College basketball: Creighton's Doug McDermott leads AP All-America team; Gator's Wilbekin on third team". Naples News. Associated Press. March 31, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014.
  14. ^ Medcalf, Myron (2014-03-31). "Wooden All-American team revealed". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
  15. ^ "Doug McDermott, Jabari Parker lead SI.com's All-America teams". Sports Illustrated. 2014-03-11. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  16. ^ King, Jason (2014-03-09). "Bleacher Report's 2013-14 College Basketball All-American, All-Conference Picks". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  17. ^ DeCourcy, Mike (2014-03-10). "Sporting News' college basketball All-Americans for 2013-14". Sporting News. Retrieved 2014-03-10.