Saturday’s box score
Wichita State 71,
NC Central 57
Percentages: FG .375, FT .625. 3-Point Goals: 5-17, .294 (Kidd 2-3, Willis 2-4, Ingram 1-6, Chapman 0-1, Galaya 0-1, Anyaorah 0-2). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots: 5 (Willis 3, Copeland, Jr., Anyaorah). Turnovers: 12 (Anyaorah 3, Kidd 2, Ingram 2, Willis 2, Copeland, Jr. 2, Chapman). Steals: 6 (Ingram 2, Anyaorah, Ferguson, Chapman, Willis). Technical Fouls: None.
Percentages: FG .446, FT .682. 3-Point Goals: 6-19, .316 (Baker 4-7, Wessel 1-1, Cotton 1-1, Van Vleet 0-1, Early 0-1, White 0-2, Williams 0-2, Armstead 0-4). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 7 (Hall 3, Early 2, Orukpe 2). Turnovers: 12 (Orukpe 2, Wessel 2, Wiggins, Baker, Early, Lufile, Van Vleet, Hall, Armstead, White). Steals: 3 (Orukpe, Early, Armstead). Technical Fouls: None.
Att.–10,491. Officials–Zelton Steed, Don Daily, Hal Lusk.
On the air
Dave Dahl never really quit working on Shocker basketball. Even though he wasn’t on the air as analyst on radio broadcasts last season, he prepared for most of them.
Dahl, who does home games, took off last season while running for Sedgwick County District Court judge in order to avoid running afoul of equal access to public airways regulations.
“I wanted to make sure I was ready, and it just wasn’t meant to be,” he said.
Dahl, who started in 1980-81, is back this season and will again do all home games. Doing his research, checking stats and preparing his charts for Monday’s exhibition game against Pittsburg State brought back good memories. Dahl said he devotes around eight hours to homework for each game.
“I missed it a great deal,” he said. “The adrenalin was really pumping.”
Dahl ran unopposed in last week’s election and will be sworn in Jan. 14. He submitted a request to the Kansas Judicial Ethics Advisory Panel for permission to resume his radio duties and the panel gave him the OK.
Wait a year
Shocker freshman Derail Green will redshirt this season.
Green, from Houston’s Klein Forest High, is a good shooter who can use the year to get stronger and quicker. There isn’t much playing time on the wing available, with several experienced players blocking him.
“We really think he’s going to be a good player,” WSU coach Gregg Marshall said. “He certainly can stretch the defense. He’s got a beautiful shot. He’s going to get stronger. Eventually, I can see him being anywhere from a (shooting guard) to a (power forward), depending on who he can guard.”
Green will join freshman walk-on Zach Bush, a forward from Goddard, and senior center Kadeem Coleby, a transfer from Louisiana-Lafayette, as redshirts.
Marshall stuck with the same starting lineup from the exhibition game, going with Ron Baker, Carl Hall, Ehimen Orukpe, Malcolm Armstead and Evan Wessel.…. Banners for the 2012 MVC title and NCAA Tournament unfurled from the rafters before the game.… Forward Chadrack Lufile, a transfer from Coffeyville Community College, made his debut. He missed Monday’s exhibition against Pittsburg State with a knee injury.… Marshall improved to 6-0 in home and season openers. The Shockers have won 17 straight home openers. . . Guard Rian Holland, from South View (N.C.) made his official visit to WSU. Holland said he will sign on Wednesday in a ceremony at his high school. He orally committed to WSU in late June.
— Paul Suellentrop