Southern Illinois Salukis vs. (4) Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State Makes History!

This has been the type of season that players that attend smaller programs only dream about, for the first time in the MVC conference there is a team that not only is ranked as the #2 team in the Nation but also is the only team in division one college basketball to end their regular season undefeated this season. That’s right, for those who did not know the Wichita State Shockers have done just what their name says it all as they shocked the country. They have completed the best season in school as well as division history with a perfect 31-0 record, beating teams like BYU, Tennessee and Davidson to name a few.

This team has not only reached a top spot in this year’s NCAA Tournament but they have the defense to make a huge impact. That is what really sets this team apart this season. Holding their opponents to an average of less than 65 points a game ranking them #1 in the country they play the most unselfish basketball I have ever seen, they pass the ball for what seems like forever before they decide what the best way of attack is. They are ruthless when they make up their minds and play push the ball up the floor flawlessly.

I expect big things from this team in the tournament, I would not go as far as to say they will make the final four but I do see them squeezing their way in to possibly the elite eight. I still think that the only thing they lack to beat the top ranked teams in college is experience as well as playing from behind, something they really did not do much of this season. For what it´s worth it’s still an unbelievable achievement and they deserve it with the way they played. I wish them the best of luck at the big dance and remember that defense wins championships or in this case the tourney.