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Wichita State Shockers
Wichita State Shockers
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Team information
University Wichita State
League NCAA
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
Location Wichita, Kansas
Arena Charles Koch Arena
Head coach Gregg Marshall
Colors     ,      Black & Yellow
NCAA tournament none
Conference 2 (1985, 1987)
NIT 1 (2011)

The Wichita State Shockers men's basketball team is an American college basketball team in the Missouri Valley Conference of the NCAA, the team is based in Wichita, Kansas.. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2006, where they beat the #10 seeded Seton Hall Pirates from the Big East, and upset the #2 seeded Tennessee Volunteers from the SEC to reach the Sweet Sixteen. The Shockers were upset in the Sweet Sixteen by the George Mason Patriots. The Shockers then made it to the College Basketball Invitational tournament after the 2008-09 season, their first post-season appearance since their NCAA tournament run in '06. The Wichita State Shockers men's basketball team plays their home games at Charles Koch Arena (10,572). The Shockers are currently coached by Gregg Marshall, who replaced current Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon before the 2007-08 season. Gregg Marshall is the current Wichita State Shockers men's basketball coach and is currently in his third season with the Shockers. Marshall previously coached at Winthrop University for nine seasons. In his first season (2007–08) the team finished with a record of 11-20. In his second season they posted a 17-17 record. The following season (2009–2010), the Shockers went 25-10 culminating with an NIT tournament appearance. The invite was due in large part to their strong 16-1 home record. Their only loss at home that year was in the NIT against Nevada.  The 2010-2011 season despite finishing Second in the Missouri Valley Conference the Shockers were not invited to the NCAA Tournament but made the most of their second consecutive NIT Tournament by winning the NIT Championsship defeating Nebraska, College of Charleston, Virginia Tech, Washington State and Alabama and a 29-8 season record.  2012 the Shockers were regular season Missouri Valley Conference champions and made their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2006 but lost to Virginia Commonwealth in the second round.  The following season 2012-2013 the Shockers ended up finishing in Second Place in the Missouri Valley but also made their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance The Shockers defeated Pittsburgh, #1 Ranked  Gonzaga, LaSalle and Ohio State to make their First Final Four Appearance since 1965 but lost to Louisville 72-68 in the Semi-Finals.  The Shockers have followed that up in the 2013-2014 season by sweeping their regular season opponents and finishing with a 31-0 undefeated record entering the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. They were the only team in 2013-14 season to finish the regular season without a single loss. The team's most notable win was at Saint Louis, with guard Ron Baker leading the way for a 70-65 road victory. 

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