Wichita State Shockers

WSU's MVC Tournament history

Record: 23-29

Championships: 1985, 1987

All-tournament selections

Teams chosen in 1986, 1988-present

2003 — Randy Burns

2010 — Garrett Stutz, Clevin Hannah

Year by year

Tournament was played on campus sites prior to 1991

1977

WSU 67, Drake 63 (Wichita)

West Texas State 79, WSU 68 (Wichita)

1978

Bradley 75, WSU 71 (Peoria)

1979

WSU 70, Drake 69 (Wichita)

New Mexico State 85, WSU 81 (Las Cruces)

1980

WSU 82, Indiana State 70 (Wichita)

Bradley 68, WSU 60 (Peoria)

1981

WSU 77, Southern Illinois 57 (Wichita)

WSU 88, Drake 74 (Wichita)

Creighton 70, WSU 64 (Wichita)

1982, 1983

WSU did not participate because of NCAA probation

1984

WSU 107, Southern Illinois 77 (Wichita)

Tulsa 86, WSU 80 (Tulsa)

1985

WSU 69, Southern Illinois 66 (Wichita)

WSU 92, Indiana State 65 (Wichita)

WSU 84, Tulsa 82 (Tulsa)

1986

Illinois State 78, WSU 70 (Tulsa)

1987

WSU 73, Creighton 70 (Wichita)

WSU 56, Illinois State 53 (Wichita)

WSU 79, Tulsa 74, OT (Tulsa)

1988

WSU 74, Tulsa 66 (Peoria)

Illinois State 59, WSU 51 (Peoria)

1989

Illinois State 66, WSU 60 (Wichita)

1990

Creighton 70, WSU 66 (Normal, Ill.)

1991

Tulsa 71, WSU 52

1992

Southern Illinois 67, WSU 63

1993

Missouri State 67, WSU 63

1994

Bradley 52, WSU 44

1995

Tulsa 77, WSU 63

1996

Did not qualify for tournament at 10th-place team

1997

Drake 74, WSU 63

1998

WSU 65, Indiana State 55

Illinois State 75, WSU 54

1999

WSU 74, Northern Iowa 72

Evansville 79, WSU 71

2000

WSU 70, Illinois State 55

Indiana State 57, WSU 50

2001

Missouri State 57, WSU 45

2002

Missouri State 72, WSU 59

2003

WSU 70, Bradley 66

Creighton 70, WSU 69

2004

WSU 63, Drake 57

Northern Iowa 63, WSU 56

2005

WSU 72, Drake 52

Creighton 70, WSU 60

2006

WSU 81, Indiana State 63

Bradley 60, WSU 52

2007

Missouri State 67, WSU 64

2008

Indiana State 71, WSU 67

2009

WSU 59, Missouri State 46

Creighton 63, WSU 62

2010

WSU 73, Missouri State 63

WSU 65, Illinois State 61

Northern Iowa 67, WSU 52

WSU highlights

* Xavier McDaniel leads the tournament in career scoring average (31.3 points in five games) and rebound average (14.4). He holds the single-game record with 21 rebounds against Southern Illinois in 1985.

* McDaniel scored 34 points on 15-of-19 shooting in the 1985 championship game at Tulsa. He also grabbed 13 rebounds. In a 92-65 semifinal win over Indiana State, McDaniel scored 34 points and Aubrey Sherrod added 26, making 12 of 18 shots.

* Gary Cundiff scored 17 points in the 1987 championship win over Tulsa. Cundiff made 6 of 7 shots, 3 of 3 from three-point range. Steve Grayer added 14 points and 10 rebounds. In the first game of the tournament, WSU trailed Creighton by 19 points in the first half before rallying to win 73-70. WSU trailed Illinois State by 14 in the second half of the semifinal. Sasha Radunovich made the winning basket with 37 seconds to play and finished with 18 points.

* In 1998 at the Kiel Center, Maurice Evans led WSU to its first tournament win since 1988. Evans scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 65-55 win over Indiana State.

* WSU made 14 of 27 threes in a 2003 quarterfinal win over Bradley, 70-66. Randy Burns led WSU with 20 points and the Shockers advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 1998.

* Toure Murry made 6 of 9 shots to score 17 points and hit Graham Hatch with a length-of-the court pass to help secure a 65-61 semifinal win over Illinois State in 2010.

WSU lowlights

* Playing at home in the 1977 semifinals, WSU lost 79-68 to West Texas State. The Shockers defeated the Buffaloes twice during the regular season. They shot 28 of 77 (36.3) percent in the loss.

* Creighton's Kevin McKenna, former coach at Indiana State, scored 23 points in a 70-64 championship win over WSU at Levitt Arena in 1981.

* Seventh-seeded Illinois State upset the second-seeded Shockers 66-60 at Levitt Arena in the first round of the 1989 tournament. WSU shot 1 of 13 from three-point range and the Redbirds finished the game on a 16-4 run in the final five minutes. Even with WSU eliminated, 7,514 fans showed up for the final to see Creighton defeat Southern Illinois.

* From 1989-97, the Shockers lost eight straight tournament games. They failed to qualify for the 1996 tournament.

* Tenth-seeded Drake, 0-18 during the regular-season, beat seventh-seeded WSU 74-63 in 1997's play-in round. Drake's Lynnrick Rogers scored 38 points, making 14 of 20 shots.

* The third-seeded Shockers led No. 19 Creighton by 10 points at halftime of a 2003 semifinal before losing 70-69. WSU got the ball down 68-66 with 19 seconds remaining. Creighton's DeAnthony Bowden stole it from Randy Burns, leading to a dunk by Larry House after a timeout that clinched the win for the second-seeded Bluejays.

* In a 2009 quarterfinal, Creighton stunned WSU 63-62 on Booker Woodfox's controversial basket at the buzzer. WSU trailed by 22 points in the second half and 18 with 6:52 to play. WSU's J.T. Durley led the rally with 17 second-half points and Toure Murry's three-pointer gave the Shockers a 62-61 lead. WSU fans, and the MVC clock operators, will never forget the rest.

* In 2010, WSU made the championship game for the first time since 1987. Top-seeded Northern Iowa held the second-seeded Shockers without a basket for 12 minutes, 10 seconds in the second half to pull away for a 67-52 win.

WSU against the field

vs. Bradley: 1-4

vs. Creighton: 1-5

vs. Drake: 5-1

vs. Evansville: 0-1

vs. Illinois State: 3-4

vs. Indiana State: 4-2

vs. Missouri State: 2-4

vs. Northern Iowa: 1-2

vs. Southern Illinois: 3-1

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