Wichita State Shockers

Shocker report: WSU 64, Dayton 58

Lynn Marshall, wife of WSU coach Gregg Marshall, screams near ESPN personality Andy Katz on media row during the Shockers’ game against Dayton on Friday night in Indianapolis.
Lynn Marshall, wife of WSU coach Gregg Marshall, screams near ESPN personality Andy Katz on media row during the Shockers’ game against Dayton on Friday night in Indianapolis. The Wichita Eagle

Friday’s box

WICHITA ST. 64, DAYTON 58

Wichita St.

Min

FG-A

FT-A

R

A

F

Pt

Brown

25

4-5

1-2

4

0

1

12

McDuffie

34

1-8

6-6

5

0

2

8

Morris

14

4-7

2-4

6

2

4

10

Frankamp

24

1-5

0-0

0

3

1

3

Shamet

36

3-9

6-8

3

3

4

13

Kelly

26

3-5

1-3

11

2

2

8

Willis

14

1-2

2-2

3

0

2

4

Nurger

12

2-3

0-0

7

1

1

4

D.Smith

11

0-3

0-0

0

0

2

0

Reaves

4

0-1

2-2

1

0

0

2

Totals

200

19-48

20-27

40

11

19

64

Percentages: FG .396, FT .741. 3-Point Goals: 6-20, .300 (Brown 3-3, Kelly 1-2, Frankamp 1-3, Shamet 1-5, Morris 0-1, Reaves 0-1, D.Smith 0-2, McDuffie 0-3). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 16 (0 PTS). Blocked Shots: 8 (Kelly 3, McDuffie 2, Morris, Nurger, Shamet). Turnovers: 16 (Shamet 4, Kelly 2, Nurger 2, Willis 2, Brown, D.Smith, Frankamp, McDuffie, Morris, Reaves). Steals: 0. Technical Fouls: None.

Dayton

Min

FG-A

FT-A

R

A

F

Pt

Pollard

23

4-11

5-7

2

3

4

13

Williams

32

1-9

1-2

6

0

3

3

Cooke

30

1-10

3-4

5

1

4

6

K.Davis

33

1-1

3-4

3

1

3

6

S.Smith

37

9-17

3-3

3

4

2

25

D.Davis

17

0-2

0-0

2

0

1

0

Miller

10

1-4

0-0

1

0

1

3

Mikesell

8

0-0

0-0

1

0

3

0

Cunningham

7

1-3

0-0

0

2

2

2

Crosby

3

0-1

0-0

1

0

0

0

Totals

200

18-58

15-20

24

11

23

58

Percentages: FG .310, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 7-22, .318 (S.Smith 4-10, K.Davis 1-1, Cooke 1-3, Miller 1-3, Williams 0-5). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 6 (0 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Cooke, Pollard, S.Smith). Turnovers: 6 (Pollard 3, S.Smith 2, Cooke). Steals: 6 (S.Smith 4, Pollard, Williams). Technical Fouls: None.

Wichita St.

27

37

64

Dayton

29

29

58

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One is enough

Dayton followed its scouting report. The Flyers, often 6-foot-5 junior Darrell Davis, followed Wichita State guard Conner Frankamp closely. He couldn’t get open and couldn’t beat defenders with his dribble.

But after 20-plus mostly frustrating minutes, Frankamp made one of the game’s biggest shots. His three from the wing, off a pass from center Shaq Morris, gave the Shockers a 58-51 lead with 1:27 to play.

Morris drew a double team, an effective tactic for the Flyers most of the game, and calmly located Frankamp, who had two Flyers flying at him too late.

“That’s a part of always believing in your teammates,” Morris said. “I caught the ball in the post and there was so much space. I knew I could finish at the rim, but I just wanted Conner to put the nail in the coffin, so I faked toward the rim and found Conner wide open.”

It was Frankamp’s lone basket in five shots, three behind the arc.

“That’s the last guy you want to leave,” guard Landry Shamet said. “He kind of struggled like I did, offensively. But he made a timely, huge play for us.”

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Streaks stay alive

Wichita State extended its win streak to 16 games, the second-longest in program history. Friday’s six-point margin is the smallest and the second under 15 points.

The 2013-14 Shockers won 35 in a row.

Shamet made one three-pointer to extend his streak to 24 games. He trails streaks of 27 and 25 by Ron Baker.

Frankamp made one three, boosting his streak to 21. He ranks fourth in program history behind Shamet.

Shamet also started his 35th game, most by a Shocker freshman. Toure Murry started 34 games in 2008-09 as a freshman.

Wichita State players Landry Shamet, Rashard Kelly and and Zach Brown, along with coach Gregg Marshall, answer questions after the Shockers beat 7th-seeded Dayton 64-58 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Indianapolis.

I like you, too

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall closed his remarks with another jab at the NCAA selection committee.

“Once again, I think Dayton deserved a better draw in this tournament,” he said. “I’ll finish with that.”

Dayton coach Archie Miller returned the favor by pitching the Shockers as a worthy No. 4 or No. 5 seed.

“They’re a great team and really well coached,” he said. “It was a lot of fun to be in the game playing against them because you kind of want to stack yourself up … see how your stuff works.”

Bob Lutz and Paul Suellentrop of the Wichita Eagle talk about Wichita State’s 64-58 win over Dayton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Seems familiar

Dayton’s Scoochie Smith provided an unwelcome flashback for the Shockers.

Last season, Miami guard Angel Rodriguez scored 16 first-half points, making all seven of his shots, to carry the Hurricanes to a 32-19 lead.

Smith finished Friday’s first half with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting.

Dave Dahl’s wife undergoes surgery in Indy

Tonya Dahl, wife of long-time radio analyst Dave Dahl, had hip-replacement surgery on Friday morning in Indianapolis.

She slipped in the hotel room on Thursday, Dahl said. A full recovery is expected and Dahl said his wife’s daily walking and swimming routines will help.

“She’s pretty tough,” he said. “She already has gone through some physical therapy and they were happy with it.”

Son Kalle Dahl flew to Indianapolis to help and son Brock will soon arrive.

Dave Dahl said he is unsure when doctors at IU Health Methodist Hospital will release his wife, although it could be as soon as Sunday or Monday. He expects to drive her to Wichita.

Worth noting

Wichita State won its 1,202nd game to tie Drake for the most wins by a current Missouri Valley Conference member. … The Shockers defeated Dayton for the first time in three meetings. The teams previously met in the 1962 NIT in Madison Square Garden. … The Shockers improved to 18-14 in 14 NCAA appearances. Marshall is 10-5 at WSU and 11-12 at WSU and Winthrop in 13 appearances. … The Flyers are 19-20 in 18 NCAA appearances. … Dayton’s bench outscored 22 opponents. The Shocker bench outscored the Flyers 18-5. … The Flyers lost for the second time this season after leading at halftime. … Dayton home and NCAA games are broadcast in Mandarin Chinese by a student radio crew. Around 450 Chinese students attend Dayton.

Paul Suellentrop: 316-269-6760, @paulsuellentrop

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