Wichita State and Ohio State have met on the basketball court four times, all December nights in the early 1960s.
Ohio State was scary good in those days, winning the 1960 NCAA championship and finishing second to Cincinnati in 1961 and 1962. Coach Fred Taylor had stars such as Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek, and role players such as Bobby Knight on his stacked roster.
But Ralph Miller’s University of Wichita roster was plenty talented, too. All-American Dave Stallworth played in two games against the Buckeyes, as did center Gene Wiley.
“It wasn’t really a rivalry, because we didn’t play them all that much,” Stallworth said Friday. “But they were good and we knew we were good.”
The Shockers were 1-3 in those meetings, the win coming in a 71-54 upset in December 1962. Here’s a look at the four games between 1960s national heavyweights: