You can’t accuse the Shockers of playing down to their competition this season. Even against some of Division I’s wretched teams, WSU generally played hard and turned those games into blowouts. That will again be their task tonight coming off Saturday’s big win. North Dakota State isn’t wretched, but WSU’s depth should wear down the Bison at some point. I would also expect Clevin Hannah to get a break after playing 36 and 33 minutes in the past two games. This is coach Gregg Marshall’s last chance to play Demetric Williams and Kenny Manigault before MVC play.
J.T. Durley and the Shockers earned some pub on ESPN.com after beating Texas Tech. The Shockers received 18 votes in the AP poll. Hannah is the MVC’s player of the week.Around the Valley
Indiana State guard Harry Marshall is practicing after a one-game suspension.Creighton is losing games the same way over and over.Bradley coach Jim Les vows changes after a rout at Iowa State. He called the effort embarrassing.SIU won two close games in Las Vegas over the weekend.