Wichita State Shockers vs. Indiana State Sycamores Pick-Odds-Prediction - 3/9/14 MVC Championship
Indiana State Sycamores (23-9) at Wichita State Shockers (33-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:05 pm (Charles Koch Arena)
The Line: Wichita State Shockers -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Unbeaten Wichita State puts perfection on the line against Indiana State in the Missouri Valley title game Sunday.
Indiana State was penciled in as a possible challenger to Wichita State in the Missouri Valley. That didn't come to be in the regular season but the Sycamores can capture the postseason title and punch their ticket to the Big Dance with a win in the league finals on Sunday. ISU knocked off Southern Illinois 62-59 Saturday in the semis with a 44%-39% shooting advantage carrying the day because a few more baskets was all that was needed. Jake Odum led all scorers with 20 points and five yanks with Justin Gant and Manny Arop netting 13 and ten points with Arop snaring seven boards.
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Wichita State has captured the attention of the college basketball world as the only undefeated team in the game. The Shockers stayed perfect and moved on to the Missouri Valley championship via their 67-42 rout of Missouri State on Saturday. WSU was up 14 at the break and continued to pour it on until the final gun. The Shockers were workmanlike with 50% marksmanship while holding the Bears to 32% which was the game. Cleanthony Early pumped in a game high 20 points with five yanks followed by Tekele Cotton with 13 while Fred VanFleet and Ron Baker netted nine points each.
Wichita State is the least respected team around as even after running the table this year and making the Final Four last season there is still talk of whether or not they deserve a one seed in the NCAA Tournament, that's just silly. THe Shockers play wiht a chip on their shoulder here and send a message.