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Wichita State at Missouri State

Wichita State gets another chance to confront its road ghosts at the JQH Arena. The Shockers are 2-17  in MVC road games under coach Gregg Marshall. Last season’s Wade Knapp-dunkfest at the JQH Arena was one of the worst losses. MSU overwhelmed the Shockers from the start in a 68-55 win. Oddly enough, it was so bad it turned WSU’s season around.

Before the season, this seemed like a road game one could put in WSU’s column. That is no longer the case. A win would be an upset, and a significant move for WSU. Like the Illinois State game, a loss isn’t a disaster. But every road loss makes the next one harder to get.Around the Valley

Missouri State guard Nafis Ricks is learning the importance of defense.Neither Creighton nor Drake displays killer instinct.SIU is on the way back with improved athletes and attitude. The status of the rebuild gets a test against Northern Iowa. SIU junior Justin Bocot is on a hot streak.Indiana State is feeling good on the road as it goes to Bradley tonight.Dave Reynolds of the Peoria Journal-Star expects Taylor Brown to play tonight against the Sycamores.