While Wichita State hasn’t won every MVC title this decade, it remains the conference’s most consistent team. Creighton, Missouri State and Evansville challenged WSU at the top of the conference. None of them sustained their run. Each did time at or near the bottom of the standings.
This season’s challenger is a new one – Illinois State has been one of the MVC’s worst teams until this season.
Sophomore closer Kenny Long is a key figure in the Redbird revival. He won all three games in last weekend’s series against Southern Illinois.