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2016–17 Wichita State Shockers men's basketball team

The 2016–17 Wichita State Shockers men's basketball team represented Wichita State University in the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They played their home games at the Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas and were led by 10th-year head coach Gregg Marshall. They were members of the Missouri Valley Conference. They finished the season 31–5, 17–1 to finish in a tie for first place in MVC play. In the MVC Tournament, they beat Bradley, Missouri State, and Illinois State to win the tournament championship. As a result, they earned the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. As the No. 10 seed in the South region, they defeated Dayton in the First Round before losing to No. 2-seeded Kentucky in the Second Round.

2016–17 Wichita State Shockers men's basketball
Wichita State Shockers alternate logo.svg
MVC regular season co-champions
MVC Tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 21
APNo. 19
2016–17 record31–5 (17–1 MVC)
Head coachGregg Marshall (10th season)
Assistant coachGreg Heiar
Assistant coachIssac Brown
Assistant coachKyle Lindsted
Home arenaCharles Koch Arena
Seasons
2016–17 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Illinois State 17 1   .944     28 7   .800
No. 19 Wichita State 17 1   .944     31 5   .861
Northern Iowa 9 9   .500     14 16   .467
Southern Illinois 9 9   .500     17 16   .515
Loyola (IL) 8 10   .444     18 14   .563
Missouri State 7 11   .389     17 16   .515
Bradley 7 11   .389     13 20   .394
Evansville 6 12   .333     16 17   .485
Indiana State 5 13   .278     11 20   .355
Drake 5 13   .278     7 24   .226
2017 MVC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

This was the Shockers' final season as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference as the school announced on April 7, 2017 that it would be joining the American Athletic Conference effective July 1, 2017.[1]

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Shockers finished the 2015–16 season with a record 26–9, 16–2 in Missouri Valley play to win the MVC regular season championship. They lost in the semifinals of the MVC Tournament to Northern Iowa. The Shockers received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 11 seed. They defeated Vanderbilt in the First Four and Arizona in the First Round before losing to Miami (FL) in the Second Round.

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason left
Evan Wessel 3 G 6'3" 218 Senior Wichita, KS Graduated
Anton Grady 15 F 6'8" 230 Graduate Cleveland, OH Completed athletic eligibility; graduated from Cleveland State in 2015
Tom Wamukota 21 C 6'11" 224 Senior Bungoma, Kenya Graduated
Fred VanVleet 23 G 6'0" 195 Senior Rockford, IL Graduated
Ron Baker 31 G 6'4" 220 RS Senior Scott City, KS Graduated

Class of 2016 recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Darrlyn Willis
PF
Poplarville, MS Pearl River C.C. 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Nov 13, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN grade: NR
C.J. Keyser
G
Wolfeboro, NH Brewster Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Nov 23, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Daishon Smith
G
Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee C.C. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Nov 23, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247Sports:     ESPN grade: NR
Austin Reaves
PG
Newark, AR Cedar Ridge High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jan 20, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • 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:

  • "2016 Wichita State Basketball Commits". Rivals.com.
  • "2016 Wichita State Basketball Commits". Scout.com.
  • "2016 Wichita State Basketball Commits". ESPN.com.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com.
  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

PreseasonEdit

The Shockers were picked, for the fourth consecutive year, to win the Missouri Valley Conference by an MVC preseason poll.[2] Markis McDuffie, the 2016 MVC Freshman of the Year, was selected to the conference's preseason All-MVC team.[2]

RosterEdit

2016–17 Wichita State Shockers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Rashard Kelly 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Hargrave Military Academy Fredericksburg, Virginia
F 1 Zach Brown 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Sunrise Christian Academy Houston, Texas
G 2 Daishon Smith 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Tallahassee Community College Jacksonville, Florida
G 3 C.J. Keyser 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 194 lb (88 kg) Fr Brewster Academy Baltimore, Maryland
F 4 Brett Barney (W) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 227 lb (103 kg) RS Fr Sunrise Christian Academy Wichita, Kansas
G 5 Zach Bush (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Sr Eisenhower High School Wichita, Kansas
G 10 Kaelen Malone 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 176 lb (80 kg) So McLennan Community College McKinney, Texas
G 11 Landry Shamet 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 188 lb (85 kg) RS Fr Park Hill High School Kansas City, Missouri
G 12 Austin Reaves 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 179 lb (81 kg) Fr Cedar Ridge High School Newark, Arkansas
G 14 John Robert Simon (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Putnam City North High School Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
C 20 Rauno Nurger 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Jr Sunrise Christian Academy Keila, Estonia
F 21 Darral Willis Jr. 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Jr Pearl River Community College Madison, Wisconsin
C 24 Shaquille Morris 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 265 lb (120 kg) RS Jr Edmond Memorial High School Edmond, Oklahoma
F 25 Eric Hamilton 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Sunrise Christian Academy Atlanta, Georgia
F 32 Markis McDuffie 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 212 lb (96 kg) So St. Anthony High School Paterson, New Jersey
G 33 Conner Frankamp 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 172 lb (78 kg) RS Jr Kansas Wichita, Kansas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 5, 2016*
2:00 pm, Cox Kansas
Augusta W 73–67 
 24  Morris   7  Tied   7  Shamet  Charles Koch Arena (10,105)
Wichita, KS
Non-conference regular season
Nov 11, 2016*
8:30 pm, Cox Kansas
South Carolina State W 85–39  1–0
 14  Nurger   9  Kelly   4  Tied  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Nov 13, 2016*
7:00 pm, Cox Kansas
Long Beach State
Battle 4 Atlantis opening round
W 92–55  2–0
 15  Frankamp   6  Smith   6  Smith  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Nov 16, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Tulsa W 80–53  3–0
 18  McDuffie   7  McDuffie   4  McDuffie  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Nov 20, 2016*
2:00 pm, Cox Kansas
Maryland Eastern Shore W 116–79  4–0
 16  Tied   4  Tied   5  Frankamp  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Nov 23, 2016*
11:00 am, ESPN2
vs. LSU
Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals
W 82–47  5–0
 16  Shamet   6  Kelly   7  Frankamp  Imperial Arena (1,604)
Nassau, Bahamas
Nov 24, 2016*
1:30 pm, ESPN
vs. No. 10 Louisville
Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals
L 52–62  5–1
 10  Tied   5  Nurger   3  Shamet  Imperial Arena (1,604)
Nassau, Bahamas
Nov 25, 2016*
12:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. No. 24 Michigan State
Battle 4 Atlantis 3rd place game
L 72–77  5–2
 16  Willis Jr.   6  Willis Jr.   3  Shamet  Imperial Arena (1,569)
Nassau, Bahamas
Nov 29, 2016*
7:00 pm, Cox Kansas
Southern Nazarene W 87–57  6–2
 15  Morris   9  Willis Jr.   5  Smith  Charles Koch Arena (10,436)
Wichita, KS
Dec 3, 2016*
4:00 pm, CBSSN
at Colorado State
MW–MVC Challenge
W 82–67  7–2
 16  Brown   6  Morris   4  Smith  Moby Arena 
Fort Collins, CO
Dec 6, 2016
7:00 pm, Cox Kansas
Saint Louis W 75–45  8–2
 15  Kelly   8  Kelly   5  Shamet  Charles Koch Arena (10,157)
Wichita, KS
Dec 10, 2016*
3:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Oklahoma
All-College Classic
W 76-73  9-2
 17  Brown   8  McDuffie   6  Smith  Chesapeake Energy Arena (11,157)
Oklahoma City, OK
Dec 17, 2016*
6:00 pm, ESPN3
Oklahoma State L 76–93  9–3
 24  Willis Jr.   13  Willis   3  Tied  Intrust Bank Arena (15,004)
Wichita, KS
Dec 22, 2016*
7:00 pm, Cox Kansas
South Dakota State W 89–67  10–3
 21  Shamet   9  Willis Jr.   6  Brown  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Missouri Valley regular season
Dec 28, 2016
6:00 pm, Cox Kansas
at Indiana State W 80–72  11–3
(1–0)
 25  Willis Jr.   10  Willis Jr.   4  Shamet  Hulman Center (4,550)
Terre Haute, IN
Jan 1, 2017
1:00 pm, Cox Kansas
Bradley W 100–66  12–3
(2–0)
 15  Tied   6  Kelly   6  Shamet  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Jan 4, 2017
7:00 pm, Cox Kansas
Drake W 90–65  13–3
(3–0)
 13  Tied   11  McDuffie   5  Shamet  Charles Koch Arena (10,383)
Wichita, KS
Jan 8, 2017
3:30 pm, ESPNU
at Northern Iowa W 80–66  14–3
(4–0)
 17  Shamet   5  McDuffie   3  Tied  McLeod Center (5,547)
Cedar Falls, IA
Jan 11, 2017
6:00 pm, Cox Kansas
Loyola–Chicago W 87–75  15–3
(5–0)
 26  McDuffie   6  Nurger   3  Tied  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Jan 14, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPN2
at Illinois State L 62–76  15–4
(5–1)
 14  Tied   9  Willis Jr   6  Shamet  Redbird Arena (9,078)
Bloomington, IL
Jan 17, 2017
8:00 pm, CBSSN
at Evansville W 82–65  16–4
(6–1)
 17  Morris   10  Morris   5  Shamet  Ford Center (4,019)
Evansville, IN
Jan 21, 2017
2:00 pm, ESPN3
Indiana State W 84–58  17–4
(7–1)
 24  Morris   8  Morris   4  Morris  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Jan 24, 2017
6:00 pm, CBSSN
Southern Illinois W 87–45  18–4
(8–1)
 20  McDuffie   9  McDuffie   4  Tied  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Jan 29, 2017
3:00 pm, ESPNU
at Bradley W 64–49  19–4
(9–1)
 19  Shamet   14  McDuffie   6  Shamet  Carver Arena (6,001)
Peoria, IL
Feb 1, 2017
6:00 pm, Cox Kansas
at Drake W 77–69  20–4
(10–1)
 17  Shamet   14  McDuffie   8  McDuffie  Knapp Center (3,024)
Des Moines, IA
Feb 4, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPN2
Illinois State W 86–45  21–4
(11–1)
 18  Frankamp   11  Morris   5  Brown  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Feb 9, 2017
8:00 pm, CBSSN
Missouri State W 80–62  22–4
(12–1)
 13  Morris   4  3 tied   5  McDuffie  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Feb 12, 2017
3:00 pm, ESPNU
at Loyola–Chicago W 81–64  23–4
(13–1)
 16  Frankamp, Shamet   9  Morris   7  Shamet  Joseph J. Gentile Arena (4,156)
Chicago, IL
Feb 15, 2017
6:00 PM, Cox Kansas
at Southern Illinois W 87–68  24–4
(14–1)
 14  Frankamp   9  McDuffie   6  Shamet  SIU Arena (4,447)
Carbondale, IL
Feb 18, 2017
11:00 am, ESPN2
Northern Iowa W 73–44  25–4
(15–1)
 14  Shamet, Willis   11  Willis   5  Frankamp  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Feb 21, 2017
7:00 pm, Cox Kansas
No. 25 Evansville W 109–83  26–4
(16–1)
 18  Morris   6  Kelly   6  Kelly  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Feb 25, 2017
11:00 am, ESPN2
No. 25 at Missouri State W 86–67  27–4
(17–1)
 23  Shamet   8  Shamet   5  Tied  JQH Arena (6,823)
Springfield, MO
Missouri Valley Tournament
Mar 3, 2017
6:05 pm, ESPN3/FSMW/CSNC
(2) No. 21 vs. (7) Bradley
Quarterfinals
W 82–56  28–4
 14  Kelly   10  McDuffie   3  Tied  Scottrade Center (9,124)
St. Louis, MO
Mar 4, 2017
5:00 pm, CBSSN
(2) No. 21 vs. (6) Missouri State
Semifinals
W 78–63  29–4
 21  Morris   7  Tied   4  Shamet  Scottrade Center (12,124)
St. Louis, MO
Mar 5, 2017
1:00 pm, CBS
(2) No. 21 vs. (1) Illinois State
Championship
W 71–51  30–4
 19  Frankamp   10  Morris   2  Kelly  Scottrade Center (11,744)
St. Louis, MO
NCAA Tournament
Mar 17, 2017*
6:10 pm, CBS
(10 S) No. 19 vs. (7 S) Dayton
First Round
W 64–58  31–4
 13  Shamet   11  Kelly   3  Tied  Bankers Life Fieldhouse (18,269)
Indianapolis, IN
Mar 19, 2017*
1:40 pm, CBS
(10 S) No. 19 vs. (2 S) No. 5 Kentucky
Second Round
L 62–65  31–5
 20  Shamet   8  Tied   3  McDuffie  Bankers Life Fieldhouse (18,293)
Indianapolis, IN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. S=South Region.
All times are in Central Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP RV RV RV NR RV RV NR NR NR RV NR NR RV RV RV 25 21 20 19 Not released 
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV RV RV NR NR RV NR NR RV RV RV 25 22 22 19

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "American Athletic Conference votes unanimously to add Wichita State". ESPN.com.
  2. ^ a b TN, Streamline Technologies - Nashville,. "Shockers Tabbed as MVC Men's Hoops Favorite". Missouri Valley Conference. Archived from the original on 2016-10-28. Retrieved 2016-10-28.