Breaking the 16-game losing streak in Omaha is important for Wichita State. More important is staying close to Northern Iowa in the MVC race. The Panthers have already won here. WSU loses a little more ground if it can’t. The season is early enough that nothing is devastating. However, a win would provide another piece of evidence that WSU is capable of big things.
This is another new test for the Shockers. Missouri State offered a tough road game. So did Illinois State. WSU split. Today, it faces a team with a lot of motivation to redeem itself, coming off a big win, in front of 16,000-plus fans. The Shockers will need to play better than they did a week ago against Creighton and better than they did at Indiana State.Around the Valley
The Bluejays are glad for the fast turnaround. They are ready for another shot at WSU. Creighton’s newest recruit hopes to bring his teammates some good karma today.Missouri State needs to get a hand up on defense.Bradley and Missouri State are also playing twice within one week. It’s the Braves looking for revenge.Indiana State’s Harry Marshall is taking over as injuries hurt the Sycamores.