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Team: Wichita State Shockers
Sport: NCAA Division I Men's Basketball
Home Games: Charles Koch Arena
Head Coach: Gregg Marshall
Conference Regular Season Titles: 9
All-Time Greats: Dave Stallworth, Cliff Levingston, Landry Shamet, Paul Wright "Big Show"
Rivals: Missouri State, Tulsa, Creighton
Wichita State Shockers Basketball TicketsWhile the Wichita State Shockers have long had a consistent men's basketball program, the 2019-2020 season looks particularly promising. The school has appeared in the NCAA Tournament 15 times since 1964. That includes seven consecutive trips to the big dance between 2012 and 2018. They missed the tournament in 2019, but that means the Shockers will be even more hungry to compete this season. Whether they're tearing up the court at the Charles Koch Arena or traveling to compete against rivals in the Missouri Valley Conference, the Shockers are focused and driven to win. Catch a game in person by visiting StubHub to find Wichita State Shockers' basketball tickets.
Who is the head coach for the Wichita State Shockers?The current coach for the Wichita State Shockers is Gregg Marshall. After joining the team as the head coach in 2007, Marshall led the team to the greatest season in school history in the 2013-2014 season with the team achieving 30 consecutive wins. Previous coaches include Mark Turgeon from 2000-2007 (with a 128-90 record), Randy Smithson from 1996-2000 (with a 55-62 record) and Scott Thompson 1992-1996 (with a 40-70 record).
What was the Wichita State Shockers’ record last season?In the 2018-2019 season, the Wichita State Shockers had a 22-15 overall record and 10-6 American Athletic Conference record. While they did not qualify for the NCAA Tournament, they made it to the NIT semifinal.
What are the top Wichita State Shockers' games in 2019?The first few days of the 2020 will see of the season’s biggest games at the Charles Koch Arena for the Shockers. WSU will host Ole Miss in an AAC-SEC showdown game on January 4 before preparing for a highly anticipated showdown against Coach Penny Hardaway and Memphis on January 8. Then, the Shockers will be on the road for the next four out of six games, which will be the team’s most challenging stretch in the scheduled season.
How big is the Charles Koch Arena?The Charles Koch Arena was originally constructed in 1955 and underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation in 2003 known as the "Roundhouse Renaissance." Previously known as the Levitt Arena, this structure was renovated as part of a larger plan to create the ultimate sports complex. Seating 10,500 patrons, the Charles Koch Arena is comprised of futuristic architectural accents, excellent spectator viewing and close fan seating that is within moderate proximity to the court.
Do the Wichita State Shockers have any rival teams?Once the Wichita State Shockers become a regular in the Top 25 in early 2010, reviving annual games against Kansas and Kansas City become an interest. In the 2015 NCAA tournament, this came to fruition and resulted in a win for the Shockers in a game-ending 78-65. Historically, the Wichita State Shockers have had a rivalry with Missouri State since 1942, Tulsa since 1930 and Creighton most recently.
What conference do the Wichita State Shockers play in?The Wichita State Shockers are a part of the Division I American Athletic Conference. This conference is comprised of 12 member universities, most of which are located in the Midwest or South. The Shockers previously competed in the Missouri Valley Conference from 1949 to 2017.
Who are some of the most notable players who have been a part of the team?The Wichita State Shockers have had many notable players throughout their history. One of the most well-known players, Paul Donald Wright, played for the Shockers in 1991-1992. He later started performing in the WWE as a wrestler known as the Big Show. Landry Shamet is a more recent notable player, who moved on from the Wichita State Shockers to play for the LA Clippers in the NBA.
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