Wichita State Shockers vs. Missouri State Bears Pick-Odds-Prediction - 3/8/14 MVC Semifinal
Missouri State Bears (21-11) at Wichita State Shockers (32-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2:35 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: Wichita State Shockers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
The Missouri State Bears meet the unbeaten Wichita State Shockers in an MVC semifinal.
Missouri State isn't the most well known team in the land or even the Missouri Valley but with 20 wins under their belt they are a pretty good team. The Bears advanced to the conference semifinals by winning a defensive struggle with Illinois State 53-48 Friday. The Redbirds mustered 31% shooting and the Bears checked in at almost 33% which added up to a fewmore field goals. Austin Ruder was the only double digit scorer with 21 points with Jamar Gulley adding eight points and ten rebounds.
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If you are even a casual fan of college basketball you are familiar with the exploits of Wichita State. If you don't know about them try this; 32-0 and ranked second in the nation. Perfection remained intact Friday as the Shockers waffled Evansville 80-58 with dominant performances in all areas. The Shockers fired away at 51% including a 10-21 effort on threes while holding the Purple Aces to only 36.8%. Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker posted 17 points apiece with Early snagging five boards while Tekele Cotton and Chadrack Lufile netted eleven points each with the latter grabbing seven rebounds.
No line out but the Shockers will be big favorites to no surprise and before I even see it I will say it will be tough to go against them. Please check back when it's released for a pick...