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Wichita State Shockers
2013–14 Wichita State Shockers men's basketball team
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UniversityWichita State University
ConferenceMissouri Valley
LocationWichita, KS
Head coachGregg Marshall (7th year)
ArenaCharles Koch Arena
(Capacity: 10,506)
NicknameShockers
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NCAA Tournament Final Four
1965, 2013
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1964, 1965, 1981, 2013
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1964, 1965, 1981, 2006, 2013
NCAA Tournament appearances
1964, 1965, 1976, 1981, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2006, 2012, 2013
Conference tournament champions
1985, 1987
Conference regular season champions
1964, 1965, 1976, 1981, 1983, 2006, 2012, 2014
 
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Wichita State Shockers
2013–14 Wichita State Shockers men's basketball team
Wichita State Shockers athletic logo
UniversityWichita State University
ConferenceMissouri Valley
LocationWichita, KS
Head coachGregg Marshall (7th year)
ArenaCharles Koch Arena
(Capacity: 10,506)
NicknameShockers
Colors

Black and Yellow

            
Uniforms
Kit body thinsidesonwhite.png
Home jersey
Kit shorts blanksides2.png
Team colours
Home
Kit body thinsidesonblack.png
Away jersey
Kit shorts yellowsides.png
Team colours
Away
Kit body thinblacksides.png
Alternate jersey
Kit shorts blacksides.png
Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1965, 2013
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1964, 1965, 1981, 2013
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1964, 1965, 1981, 2006, 2013
NCAA Tournament appearances
1964, 1965, 1976, 1981, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2006, 2012, 2013
Conference tournament champions
1985, 1987
Conference regular season champions
1964, 1965, 1976, 1981, 1983, 2006, 2012, 2014

The Wichita State Shockers basketball team is the NCAA Division I college basketball program representing Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. The team is a long-time member of the Missouri Valley Conference.

The Shockers have made ten appearances in the NCAA Tournament, ending in the Final Four twice, the Elite 8 twice, and the Sweet 16 once. The team plays its home games at Charles Koch Arena (10,506), where it averaged 10,391 fans per game in 2012, ranking 38th nationally.[1]

In 2013 Wichita State reached the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament, winning the West Regional with victories over the #1 team in the nation, Gonzaga, the #7 team in the country, Ohio State, the #20 team in the country, Pittsburgh, and La Salle, before losing to the tournament's top overall seed, Louisville. The prior year, Wichita State competed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, where it lost to the #12-seeded Virginia Commonwealth Rams.

History[edit]

Wichita State, then known as Fairmount College, first took the court in 1906 under head coach Willis Bates. During this time, the sports teams were known as the "Wheatshockers". The first official game was held in the basement of Fairmount Hall. Fairmount lost to Washburn University by a score of 37–10. During this inaugural season, the Wheatshockers only won two games.

Fairmount acquired a permanent home when Memorial Gymnasium was opened on January 15, 1921 in a game against the American Legion of Wichita. The gym was later renamed Henrion Gymnasium in 1926. That same year, the newly renamed Municipal University of Wichita (popularly known as "WU") joined the Central Conference in athletics.

WU first gained notice outside of Wichita in 1927. Led by First-Team All-American Ross McBurney and Second-Team All-American Harold Reynolds, the Wheatshockers finished the 1927 season with a 13–1 record and a second-place finish behind conference champions Pittsburg State University.[2]

Ralph Miller era[edit]

Shocker basketball gained huge success with the arrival of Coach Ralph Miller and Cleo Littleton in 1951. Littleton averaged 18.2 points per game as a freshman, a school record that still stands today. He was the first player west of the Mississippi to score 2,000 points in a season and is one of only five Wichita State players to have his number retired. He was also one of the first African-American players in the Missouri Valley Conference, which it joined in 1945. Littleton averaged 19 points per game during his career and he still owns 7 school records. Due to this success, Wichita State decided to construct a new home for the Shockers. Through appropriated money by the WU Board of Regents, Wichita State was able to construct a new field house for the men's basketball team, costing $1.4 million. On December 3, 1955, the Shockers played their first game in WU Field House in front of more than 9,000 fans.

Dave Stallworth entered the program in the 1961–62 season. Nicknamed "The Rave", Stallworth became the Shockers' first consensus All-American in 1964. He finished with a career scoring average of 24.2 points per game and was second on the all-time scoring list with 1,936 points. During his 13-year stint at WSU, Ralph Miller became the winningest coach in Shocker basketball history, collecting 255 victories. Miller is a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and currently ranks as the eighth-winningest coach in college basketball history.[2]

Gary Thompson era[edit]

The 1964–65 season--the first after Wichita joined the state university system as Wichita State University--was the greatest in Shocker history until the 2013-14 season. On December 14, 1964, Gary Thompson led Wichita State to its first-ever No. 1 ranking. The 19–7 Shockers won the MVC and earned a berth into the Midwest Regional. After defeating Southern Methodist and an Oklahoma State team led by Henry Iba, the Shockers headed to the Final Four in Portland. There, the Shockers were matched against the defending national champion UCLA Bruins, losing 108–89. The Shockers played a third-place game against Princeton University, losing 118–82.

During this period, Warren Armstrong played for the Shockers and made big contributions throughout his career. During his sophomore season, Armstrong set two school records, averaging almost 12 rebounds a game while setting a Shocker single-game assist mark with 12. Warren Armstrong would later enjoy a productive career in the ABA, but only after becoming a three-time all-Valley performer from 1966–1968. Armstrong holds four of WSU’s 10 triple double games (double-figure points, rebounds, assist, or blocks). Terry Benton would become a key contributor during this era as well, setting a WSU record of 16.8 rebounds per game for his career, and finishing his Wichita State career with 1003 points and 963 rebounds.

Harry Miller era[edit]

Wichita State went 97–90 from 1971 to 1978 under Harry Miller. They had several notable players during those years including Rich Morsden, Cheese Johnson, Cal Bruton and Bob Elmore. They made it to the NCAA tournament in 1976, losing by one point to eventual national runner up Michigan.

Gene Smithson era[edit]

In 1981, the Shockers would return to the NCAA tournament, defeating the Kansas Jayhawks 66–65 in the "Battle of New Orleans" before being defeated by Louisiana State 96–85 in the Elite 8. The 1980–81 team featured TWO future NBA players – Cliff Levingston, Antoine Carr, who would be chosen in the first 10 picks of the NBA draft. Carr, a local star from Wichita, would become WSU's third All-American in 1983, averaging 22.2 points a game during his senior season, and finishing his career with 1,911 points while shooting 55.7 percent. Levingston would average 15.7 and 18.5 points per game while leading the team in scoring his freshman and sophomore years, before declaring early for the NBA Draft.

Another future NBA player, Xavier McDaniel, would arrive the year after the Elite 8 season.[3] McDaniel scored 2,152 points at Wichita State, second all-time behind Littleton, and set the school record with 1,359 rebounds. In 1984–85 McDaniel became the first player in NCAA Division I history to lead the nation in scoring (27.2 points per game) and rebounding (14.8 per game.)

In 1982, Wichita State would be placed under NCAA probation for the 1982–83 and 1983–84 seasons, regarding improper actions of former assistant coaches in the late 1970s [4]

In nine seasons, Smithson won 155 games, placing him second in school history behind Ralph Miller. Smithson was the first coach to guide WSU to consecutive 20-win seasons. During the four-year span from 1980–1984, WSU produced a 92–29 record, the best four-year span in team history.[2]

Mark Turgeon era[edit]

WSU hired Topeka, Kansas native Mark Turgeon as head coach on March 11, 2000. Turgeon guided the Shockers to a 9–19 record during his first season. In Turgeon's second year Wichita State began its resurgence with a combination of several veterans and newcomers to compile a 15–15 record in 2001–02.

Helped by an 11–3 record in Levitt Arena, WSU’s overall record in the arena rose to 502–185 since it opened during the 1955–56 season. In the 2002–03 season, the Shockers would improve to 18 wins, and then to 21 wins in the 2003–04 season.

In 2004–05, Wichita State continued to improve, reaching the third game of the Postseason NIT, and taking the Shockers to back-to-back-to-back postseason trips for the first time since 1987-88-89. WSU's 2004–05 team went 22–10 overall, finished second in the Missouri Valley Conference, and were ranked in the top 30 for nine weeks.

In 2005–06, Turgeon lead WSU to its best season in over 20 years, reaching the Sweet 16 with victories over 10th seeded Seton Hall and shocking 2nd seeded Tennessee. In the Sweet 16, the Shockers would go on to lose to eventual Final Four participant George Mason.

In 2006–07, the Shockers entered the season with high expectations, and surged out to a 9–0 start, including a revenge-win over George Mason, as well as road victories over #6 LSU and #14 Syracuse. WSU rose as high as #8 in both the AP and Coach's Polls on December 18, 2006,[5] but the Shockers would struggle for much of the rest of the season, falling from the rankings and finishing 17–14, including only eight conference wins, for Turgeon's second worst mark as WSU head coach.

Head Coach Mark Turgeon left Wichita State on April 10, 2007, after a seven-year run and a 128–90 record, (at the time) the third winningest coach in Shocker history behind Ralph Miller and Gene Smithson. On April 14, 2007, Gregg Marshall was announced as 26th head men's basketball coach at Wichita State.[2]

Gregg Marshall era[edit]

Gregg Marshall is currently in his seventh season with the Shockers. Marshall previously coached at Winthrop University for nine seasons. In his first season (2007–08) the team finished with a record of 11–20. In his second season they posted a 17–17 record, complete with a run to the second round of the 2009 CBI Tournament where they lost to Stanford University. The following season the Shockers went 25–10, culminating with an NIT appearance. The invite was due in large part to their strong 16–1 home record. Their only loss at home that year was in the NIT against Nevada.

In the 2010–11 season Wichita State improved once again to finish the season at 29–8, finishing second in the Missouri Valley to Missouri State. The Shockers would go on to win the NIT championship as a 4 seed, defeating two #1 seeds, first Virginia Tech 79–76, and then beating the University Of Alabama in the championship game 66–57.

In the 2011–2012 season, they continued to improve under Marshall's guidance. In winning the regular season MVC title at 16–2 (26–4 overall), the Shockers reached a ranking of #14 in the coaches poll and #15 in the AP poll. After losing to Illinois State in the Semi-finals of the MVC tourney in St Louis, the Shox were selected at large for the NCAA tournament as a 5 seed, their first NCAA tournament in 6 years. They fell to VCU, 62–59, ending the season with a 27–6 record.

Heading into the 2012–2013 season, despite being the reigning regular-season champions, the Shockers were predicted to finish fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference.[6] Wichita State went into the season having lost five of the top six scorers from the previous season, including Joe Ragland, Toure' Murry, Garrett Stutz, Ben Smith, and David Kyles. Despite the losses, the Shockers went on to win their first 9 games, including the Cancún Challenge,[7] as well as 15 of their first 16, and 19 of their first 21. Wichita struggled in conference-play, however, losing three in a row in late January and early February. Nevertheless, the Shockers would eventually play rival Creighton in the final game of the season for the outright conference championship, losing in Omaha.

In the 2012–13 NCAA Tournament, the Shockers upset top-seeded Gonzaga to move on to the Round of 16 for the first time since 2006,[8] followed by a 72–58 win over La Salle for their first Elite Eight appearance since 1981. They defeated Ohio St. 70–66 for their first Final Four appearance since 1965, as well as their 30th win of the season, a Wichita State record.[9] In the Final Four, Wichita State was defeated by the #1 overall seed and eventual tournament champion Louisville, 72–68.

The 2013-14 season was the greatest season in Shocker history. The Shockers cracked the top 10 at #2 in the nation in both major polls, for the first time since December 2006.[10] It was the highest that the Shockers had been ranked that late in the season in school history. On February 25th, with a win over Bradley, the Shockers became just the 11th Division I team to start the season 30-0. They are also the first team to do so solely in the regular season, as the prior 10 teams reached that mark in the post-season.[11] A week later, with a dominating 68-45 win over Missouri State, the Shockers became the first Division I team to finish the regular season 31-0.

Facilities[edit]

The Wichita State University Shockers have played their home games at Charles Koch Arena, a 10,506 seat on-campus arena, since 1953. Originally known as the University of Wichita Field House, it was officially renamed Levitt Arena in 1969 for Henry Levitt, owner of Henry's, who sponsored a Wichita basketball team that won three consecutive national Amateur Athletic Union titles in the 1930s. Due to its circular design, which gave nearly every fan a clear sight line and put the seats very close to the action, it was quickly nicknamed "The Roundhouse." Following a $6 million endowment from Charles G. Koch the arena underwent a $25 million renovation in 2002–03, popularly known as the "Roundhouse Renaissance." The old arena concourse was completely demolished and a new one built around the original playing/seating area. A portion of the seating bowl was remodeled to make for more legroom. All new seating was installed as well as a video scoreboard, and virtually every surface that was not renovated was given a fresh coat of paint. The Shocker basketball teams played at the Kansas Coliseum for the 2002–03 season while the arena was rebuilt. In 2012, the Wichita State Shockers basketball team averaged 10,391 fans per game, ranking 38th nationally.[1] In January 2013, ESPN's Jason King listed Koch Arena as the 7th best home court advantage in college basketball.[12]

In addition to Koch Arena, the Shockers have played one game for each of the last three seasons across town at the Intrust Bank Arena, the second largest indoor arena in the state of Kansas at 15,004 seats. Wichita State is 4–0 when playing at Intrust, including an 82–79 win over Tulsa in 2010, a 68–46 win over UAB in 2011, a 59–51 win over Southern Miss in 2012, and a 70–61 win over Tennessee in 2013.

Coaches[edit]

The Shockers are currently coached by Gregg Marshall, who replaced current Maryland coach Mark Turgeon before the 2007–08 season. Under Marshall, the Shockers have one College Basketball Invitational appearance, two back-to-back NIT appearances (2010 and 2011), including an NIT championship in 2011, and two consecutive NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament appearances in 2012 and 2013. Under Marshall, the Shockers returned to the Final Four in 2013 for the first time since 1965, as champions of the West Regional. Marshall is currently in second place for all-time wins as a Wichita State coach with 169, as well as owning the third highest winning percentage in WSU history, and the highest since 1933.

Current coaching staff[edit]

Name
Position
Gregg MarshallHead Coach
Chris JansAssociate Head Coach
Greg HeiarAssistant coach
Steve ForbesAssistant coach
Kerry RosenboomStrength and Conditioning
Todd FaganAthletic Trainer
Devon SmithManager of Player Development
Dominic OkonDirector of Basketball Operations
Ryan HillardSpecial Assistant to the Head Coach

Coaching History[edit]

CoachYearsOverall recordWinning %
Willis Bates1905–08, 1913–1415–20.429
Roy Thomas1909–1212–24.333
E.V. Long1912–131–11.083
Harry Buck1914–1614–15.483
Lamar Hoover1916–18, 1921–2330–32.484
Kenneth Cassidy1919–208–8.500
Wilmer Elfrink1920–2116–2.889
Sam Hill1923–2519–21.475
Leonard Umnus1925–2847–14.770
Gene Johnson1928–3374–24.755
Lindsay Austin1934–357–13.350
Bill Hennigh1935–4159–68.472
Jack Starrett1941–424–16.200
Mel Binford1942–43, 1944–4860–52.536
Ken Gunning1948–5126–49.347
Ralph Miller1951–64220–133.623
Gary Thompson1964–7193–94.497
Harry Miller1971–7897–90.519
Gene Smithson1978–86155–81.657
Eddie Fogler1986–8961–32.656
Mike Cohen1989–9232–56.364
Scott Thompson1992–9640–70.364
Randy Smithson1996-0055–62.470
Mark Turgeon2000–07128–90.587
Gregg Marshall2007–14169–70.707
Head coaches:25

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

2013–14 WSU Shockers men's basketball team
PlayersCoaches
Pos.#NameHeightWeightYearHome town
F11Early, CleanthonyCleanthony Early6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)215 lb (98 kg)SrSullivan (NY) CCMiddletown, NY
F0Lufile, ChadrickChadrick Lufile6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)251 lb (114 kg)SrAssumption HSBurlington, ON
G15Wiggins, NickNick Wiggins6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)187 lb (85 kg)SrGodby HSThornhill, ON
C20Coleby, KadeemKadeem Coleby6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)251 lb (114 kg)SrChristian Life Center Academy HSNassau, Bahamas
G32Cotton, TekeleTekele Cotton6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)202 lb (92 kg)JrWhitefield AcademyMarietta, GA
F12Carter, DariusDarius Carter6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)230 lb (104 kg)JrVincennes University (JC)Akron, OH
G3Wessel, EvanEvan Wessel6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)201 lb (91 kg)SoHeights HSWichita, KS
G23VanVleet, FredFred VanVleet5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)190 lb (86 kg)SoAuburn HSRockford, IL
G31Baker, RonRon Baker6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)218 lb (99 kg)RS SoScott City HSScott City, KS
F1Green, DerailDerail Green6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)199 lb (90 kg)RS FrKlein Forest HSHouston, TX
F24Morris, ShaquilleShaquille Morris6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)262 lb (119 kg)FrEdmond Memorial High SchoolEdmond, OK
G25Bowles, DJDJ Bowles6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)175 lb (79 kg)FrOldsmar Christian High SchoolCleveland, TN
G10Holland, Ri'anRi'an Holland6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)165 lb (75 kg)FrSouth View High SchoolHope Mills, NC
F5Bush, ZachZach Bush (W)6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)175 lb (79 kg)FrGoddard HSWichita, KS
G14Simon, John RobertJohn Robert Simon (W)5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)165 lb (75 kg)FrPutnam City NorthOklahoma City, OK
Head coach

Gregg Marshall

Assistant coach(es)

Chris Jans, Greg Heiar, Steve Forbes


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: June 30, 2013

Players in the NBA[edit]

NameWSU Year(s)PositionTeamRoundPickOverallPro Year(s)Ref.
Gene Wiley1959–62CLos Angeles Lakers28151962–67[13]
Dave Stallworth1962–65PF-CNew York Knicks1331965–74[14]
Nate Bowman1962–65CCincinnati Royals1771966–71[15]
Warren Jabali1965–68G-SFNew York Knicks48441968–1974[16]
Bobby Wilson1972–74PGChicago Bulls316521974–77[17]
Lynbert "Cheese" Johnson1975–79PFGolden State Warriors310541979-1979[18]
Cliff Levingston1979–82PFDetroit Pistons1991982–94[19]
Antoine Carr1979–83PF-CDetroit Pistons1881984–99[20]
Ozell Jones1979–81C-PFSan Antonio Spurs420901984–85[21]
Xavier McDaniel1981–85SF-PFSeattle Supersonics1441985–1997[22]
Greg Dreiling1981–82CIndiana Pacers22261986–1996[23]
Maurice Evans1997–99SG-SFUndrafted2001–10[24]
Gal Mekel2006–08PG-SGUndrafted2013–[25]
Toure' Murry2008–12PG-SG-SFUndrafted2013–[26]

Individual season records[edit]

Points[edit]

  1. 844 – Xavier McDaniel – 1984–85
  2. 769 – Dave Stallworth – 1963–64
  3. 632 – Maurice Evans – 1998–99
  4. 619 – Xavier McDaniel – 1983–84
  5. 612 – Cliff Levingston – 1980–81
  6. 609 – Dave Stallworth – 1962–63
  7. 600 – Cheese Johnson – 1978–79
  8. 595 – Jamie Thompson – 1965–66
  9. 581 – Greg Carney – 1969–70
  10. 575 – Aubrey Sherrod – 1984–85

Field goal percentage[edit]

  1. 61.6 – Steve Grayer (133–216) 1987–88
  2. 61.1 – Adam Grundvig (77–126) 2000–01
  3. 60.5 – Claudius Johnson (89–147) 1991–92
  4. 59.5 – Henry Carr (131–220) 1986–87
  5. 59.3 – Xavier McDaniel (223–376) 1982–83
  6. 59.0 – Neil Strom (102–173) 1974–75
  7. 58.8 – Ryan Martin (94–160) 2006–07
  8. 58.6 – Antoine Carr (211–360) 1980–81
  9. 57.7 – Karl Papke (86–149) 1982–83
  10. 57.6 – Ramon Clemente (102–177) 2008–09

Three point goals[edit]

  1. 91 – Sean Ogirri – 2005–06
  2. 75 – David Kyles – 2010–2011
  3. 69 – Maurice Evans – 1998–99
  4. 67 – Randy Burns – 2004–05
  5. 66 – Clevin Hannah – 2008–09
  6. 66 – Terrell Benton – 2000–01
  7. 64 – Randy Burns – 2003–04
  8. 64 – Sean Ogirri – 2006–07
  9. 62 – Aaron Hogg – 2002–03
  10. 62 – Clevin Hannah – 2009–10

Three point percentage[edit]

  1. 50.4 – Joe Ragland (57–113) 11–12
  2. 50.0 – Matt Clark (22–44) 2003–04
  3. 48.4 – Joe Griffin (46–95) 1987–88
  4. 47.8 – Gary Cundiff (44–92) 1986–87
  5. 47.5 – Rob Kampman (28–59) 2001–02
  6. 46.5 – Keith Bonds (20–43) 1988–89
  7. 46.4 – Dwight Praylow (51–110) 1987–88
  8. 46.2 – Matt Clark (24–52) 2002–03
  9. 45.0 – Jamar Howard (18–40) 2002–03
  10. 44.6 – Lew Hill (33–74) 1987–88

Free throws[edit]

  1. 220 – Cleo Littleton – 1954–55
  2. 203 – Dave Stallworth – 1963–64
  3. 165 – Dave Stallworth – 1962–63
  4. 155 – Cleo Littleton – 1952–53
  5. 152 – Jamar Howard – 2003–04
  6. 143 – Greg Carney – 1969–70
  7. 143 – Joe Stevens – 1955–56
  8. 142 – Xavier McDaniel – 1984–85
  9. 141 – Jason Perez – 1998–99
  10. 140 – Cleo Littleton – 1953–54

Free throw percentage[edit]

  1. 91.0 – CC McFall (61–67) 2000–01
  2. 90.5 – Jamie Thompson (124–137) 1966–67
  3. 90.4 – Clevin Hannah (85–94) 2009–10
  4. 88.3 – Bob Wilson (68–77) 1973–74
  5. 87.7 – Joe Ragland (57–65) 10–11
  6. 87.7 – Gal Mekel (71–81) 2007–08
  7. 87.0 – Bob Trogele (67–77) 1976–77
  8. 85.9 – Lanny Van Eman (61–71) 1961–62
  9. 85.9 – Ernie Moore (67–78) 1962–63
  10. 85.6 – Kyle Wilson (89–104) 2004–05

Rebounds[edit]

  1. 460 – Xavier McDaniel – 1984–85
  2. 441 – Robert Elmore – 1976–77
  3. 437 – Terry Benton – 1970–71
  4. 403 – Xavier McDaniel – 1982–83
  5. 393 – Xavier McDaniel – 1983–84
  6. 376 – Cliff Levingston – 1980–81
  7. 364 – Terry Benton – 1971–72
  8. 323 – Warren Armstrong – 1965–66
  9. 302 – Gene Wiley – 1960–61
  10. 302 – Robert Elmore – 1974–75

Assists[edit]

  1. 194 – Warren Armstrong – 1967–68
  2. 184 – Tony Martin – 1980–81
  3. 181 – Joe Griffin – 1987–88
  4. 169 – Fridge Holman – 2003–04
  5. 167 – Melvin McKey – 1995–96
  6. 163 – Randy Smithson – 1980–81
  7. 157 – Malcolm Armstead – 2012–2013
  8. 156 – Randy Smithson – 1979–80
  9. 152 – Tony Martin – 1981–82
  10. 149 – Clevin Hannah – 2009–10

Steals[edit]

  1. 79 – Malcolm Armstead 2012–13
  2. 67 – Jason Perez – 1999-00
  3. 63 – Robert George – 1990–91
  4. 62 – Jason Perez – 1997–98
  5. 57 – Preston Carrington – 1970–71
  6. 57 – Robert George – 1991–92
  7. 55 – Jason Perez – 1998–99
  8. 52 – Tony Martin – 1980–81
  9. 52 – Terry Hankton – 1997–98
  10. 49 – K.C. Hunt – 1991–92
  11. 49 – Toure' Murry – 09-10

Blocked shots[edit]

  1. 80 – Gene Wiley – 1961–62
  2. 69 – Robert Elmore – 1976–77
  3. 65 – Antoine Carr – 1980–81
  4. 56 – Robert Elmore – 1974–75
  5. 56 – Ehimen Orukpe 2012–13
  6. 55 – Terry Benton – 1970–71
  7. 55 – Carl Hall – 2012–13
  8. 54 – Antoine Carr – 1981–82
  9. 50 – Antoine Carr – 1982–83
  10. 40 – Antoine Carr – 1979–80

Individual Game Records[edit]

Points[edit]

  1. 47 – Antoine Carr vs SIU, 3–5–83
  2. 46 – Dave Stallworth vs Cinci, 2–16–63
  3. 45 – Dave Stallworth vs Loyola-Chicago, 1–29–65
  4. 45 – Ron Harris vs SIU, 12–18–71
  5. 44 – Xavier McDaniel vs West Texas St., 1–26–85
  6. 43 – Dave Stallworth vs Arizona State, 12–7–63
  7. 43 – Xavier McDaniel vs Bradley, 1–10–85
  8. 40 – Al Tate vs Tulsa, 3–5–60
  9. 40 – Dave Stallworth vs Louisville, 1–30–65
  10. 39 – Dave Stallworth vs Montana St., 12–26–63
  11. 39 – Cleanthony Early vs SIU, 1–9–13

Rebounds[edit]

  1. 29 – Terry Benton vs North Texas, 2–6–71
  2. 28 – Terry Benton vs Loyola-Chicago, 1–11–71
  3. 26 – Larry Callis vs Drake, 1–13–96
  4. 26 – Gene Wiley vs Bradley, 1–20–62
  5. 26 – Ron Harris vs Loyola-Chicago, 2–14–70
  6. 25 – Robert Elmore vs New Mexico St., 2–12–77
  7. 24 – Warren Armstrong vs NYU, 3–14–66
  8. 24 – Terry Benton vs Memphis St., 1–28–71
  9. 24 – Terry Benton vs West Texas St., 3–4–72
  10. 23 – Ron Heller vs Drake, 2–20–66
  11. 23 – Dave Stallworth vs Creighton, 3–13–64
  12. 23 – Terry Benton vs Bradley, 2–4–71
  13. 23 – Xavier McDaniel vs Illinois St., 1–26–84
  14. 23 – Xavier McDaniel vs West Texas St., 2–6–84

Career records[edit]

Games played[edit]

  1. 140 – Demetric Williams – 09-13
  2. 139 – Toure' Murry – 08-12
  3. 138 – Garrett Stutz – 08-12
  4. 137 – J.T. Durley – 07-11
  5. 136 – Aaron Ellis – 08-11
  6. 132 – Paul Miller – 2002–06
  7. 128 – David Kyles – 08-12
  8. 126 – PJ Couisnard – 2005–08
  9. 124 – Jamar Howard – 2001–05
  10. 124 – Randy Burns – 2001–05

Points[edit]

  1. 2164 – Cleo Littleton – 1951–55
  2. 2152 – Xavier McDaniel – 1981–85
  3. 1936 – Dave Stallworth – 1962–65
  4. 1911 – Antoine Carr – 1979–83
  5. 1907 – Cheese Johnson – 1975–79
  6. 1839 – Jason Perez – 1996-00
  7. 1765 – Aubrey Sherrod – 1981–85
  8. 1599 – Randy Burns – 2001–05
  9. 1571 – Jamar Howard – 2001–05
  10. 1545 – Greg Carney – 1967–70

Field goal percentage[edit]

  1. 56.4 – Xavier McDaniel (893–1584) 1981–85
  2. 55.7 – Antoine Carr (763–1370) 1979–83
  3. 54.3 – Claudius Johnson (304–557) 1989–93
  4. 53.8 – Cliff Levingston (597–1110) 1979–82
  5. 53.0 – Dave Stallworth (719–1356) 1962–65
  6. 53.0 – Jamar Howard (517–975) 2001–05
  7. 52.3 – Cheese Johnson (741–1418) 1975–79
  8. 52.2 – Tony Martin (326–624) 1980–82
  9. 51.5 – Garrett Stutz (413–802) 08-12
  10. 51.4 – Randy Smithson (286–556) 1979–81

Three point goals[edit]

  1. 248 – Randy Burns – 2001–05
  2. 200 – Sean Ogirri – 2004–07
  3. 197 – Terrell Benton – 1998-02
  4. 196 – Jason Perez – 1996-00
  5. 153 – David Kyles – 08-12
  6. 144 – Paul Gruffrovich – 1987–91
  7. 140 – Ryan Herrs – 1992–96
  8. 135 – Toure' Murry – 08-12
  9. 130 – Rob Kampman – 2001–05
  10. 130 – Matt Braeuer – 2004–08

Free throw percentage[edit]

  1. 85.3 – Jamie Thompson (337–395) 1964–67
  2. 85.0 – Sean Ogirri (164–193) 2004–07
  3. 84.1 – Joe Ragland (127–151) 10–12
  4. 84.0 – Kyle Wilson (289–344) 2004–07
  5. 83.5 – Paul Gruffrovich (193–231) 1987–91
  6. 82.7 – CC McFall (143–173) 2000–02
  7. 82.6 – Lanny Van Eman (261–316) 1959–62
  8. 82.2 – Clevin Hannah (152–185) 2008–10
  9. 82.1 – Ron Mendell (119–145) 1966–69
  10. 81.5 – Bob Wilson (132–162) 1972–74

Assists[edit]

  1. 430 – Toure' Murry – 08-12
  2. 429 – Warren Armstrong – 1965–68
  3. 420 – Bob Trogele – 1975–79
  4. 404 – Cal Bruton – 1972–76
  5. 394 – Dave Stallworth – 1962–65
  6. 384 – Aubrey Sherrod – 1981–85
  7. 383 – Paul Gruffrovich – 1987–91
  8. 336 – Tony Martin – 1980–82
  9. 332 – PJ Couisnard – 2004–08
  10. 319 – Randy Smithson – 1979–81

Blocked shots[edit]

  1. 209 – Antoine Carr – 1979–83
  2. 132 – Robert Elmore – 1973–77
  3. 109 – Claudius Johnson – 1989–93
  4. 105 – Gene Wiley – 1959–62
  5. 103 – Xavier McDaniel – 1981–85
  6. 101 – Garrett Stutz – 08-12
  7. 98 – PJ Couisnard – 2004–08
  8. 91 – J.T. Durley – 07-11
  9. 91 – Ehimen Orukpe – 2010–13
  10. 82 – Terry Benton – 1969–72
  11. 82 – Carl Hall – 2011–13

Rebounds[edit]

  1. 1359 – Xavier McDaniel – 1981–85
  2. 1039 – Robert Elmore – 1973–77
  3. 1027 – Cheese Johnson – 1975–79
  4. 965 – Cliff Levingston – 1979–82
  5. 963 – Terry Benton – 1969–72
  6. 878 – Cleo Littleton – 1951–55
  7. 839 – Warren Armstrong – 1965–68
  8. 838 – Dave Stallworth – 1962–65
  9. 776 – Antoine Carr – 1979–83
  10. 774 – Al Tate – 1957–60

Steals[edit]

  1. 222 – Jason Perez – 1996-00
  2. 180 – Toure' Murry – 2008–12
  3. 153 – Jamar Howard – 2001–05
  4. 148 – Aubrey Sherrod – 1981–85
  5. 148 – PJ Couisnard – 2004–08
  6. 126 – Cheese Johnson – 1975–79
  7. 114 – Xavier McDaniel – 1981–85
  8. 114 – Paul Gruffrovich – 1987–91
  9. 110 – Robert George – 1990–92
  10. 108 – K.C. Hunt – 1990–93

Postseason history[edit]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Shockers have appeared in 10 NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 12–11.

YearRoundOpponentResult/Score
1964Second Round*
Elite Eight
Creighton
Kansas State
W 84–68
L 94–93
1965Second Round*
Elite Eight
Final Four
Third Place Game
Southern Methodist
Oklahoma State
UCLA
Princeton
W 86–81
W 54–46
L 108–98
L 118–82
1976First RoundMichiganL 74–73
1981First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Southern
Iowa
Kansas
LSU
W 95–70
W 60–56
W 66–65
L 96–85
1985First RoundGeorgiaL 67–59
1987First RoundSt. John'sL 57–55
1988First RoundDePaulL 83–62
2006First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Seton Hall
Tennessee
George Mason
W 86–66
W 80–73
L 63–55
2012Second RoundVCUL 59–62
2013Second Round
Third Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Pittsburgh
Gonzaga
La Salle
Ohio State
Louisville
W 73–55
W 76–70
W 72–58
W 70–66
L 68–72

NIT results[edit]

The Shockers have appeared in 12 National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 8–11.

YearRoundOpponentResult/Score
1954First RoundBowling GreenL 88–64
1962First RoundDaytonL 79–71
1963QuarterfinalsVillanovaL 54–53
1966QuarterfinalsNYUL 90–84
1980First RoundUTEPL 58–56
1984First RoundMichiganL 94–70
1989First Round
Second Round
UC Santa Barbara
Michigan State
W 70–62
L 79–67
2003Opening RoundIowa StateL 76–65
2004First RoundFlorida StateL 91–84
2005Opening Round
First Round
Second Round
Houston
Western Kentucky
Vanderbilt
W 85–69
W 84–81
L 65–63
2010First RoundNevadaL 74–70
2011First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Championship
Nebraska
Virginia Tech
College of Charleston
Washington State
Alabama
W 76–49
W 79–76
W 82–75
W 75–44
W 66–57

CBI results[edit]

The Shockers have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational. Their combined record is 1–1.

YearRoundOpponentResult/Score
2009First Round
Quarterfinals
Buffalo
Stanford
W 84–73
L 70–56

Year by year results[edit]

SeasonCoachOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Fairmont College Wheatshockers [28] (Independent & Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1905–present)
1905–08Willis Bates (3)7–130–3Last
1908–09none4–61–2-?-
1909–12Roy Thomas12–245–21-?-
1912–13E.V. Long1–110–10Last
1913–14Willis Bates8–74–6-?-
1914–16Harry Buck (2)14–1510–15-?-
1916–18Lamar Hoover (2)5–211–11-?-
1918–19none1–7
1919–20Kenneth Cassidy8–86–8-?-
1920–21Wilmer Elfrink16–215–21st
1921–23Lamar Hoover (2)25–1117–72nd, -?-
1923–25Sam Hill (2)19–2114–16-?-, 11th
1926–27Leonard Umnus (2)33–822–55th, 2nd
The Early Years:153–15495–106
(Municipal) University of Wichita Shockers (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1927–1940)
1927–28Leonard Umnus14–68–43rd
1928–29Gene Johnson16–69–32nd
1929–30Gene Johnson14–49–32nd
1930–31Gene Johnson18–59–32nd
1931–32Gene Johnson13–77–53rd
1932–33Gene Johnson14–210–2t-1st
1933–34noneprogram suspended
1934–35Lindsay Austin7–144–4t-3rd
1935–36Bill Hennigh12–128–8t-3rd
1936–37Bill Hennigh9–125–74th
1937–38Bill Hennigh10–135–7t-3rd
1938–39Bill Hennigh9–123–75th
1939–40Bill Hennigh10–85–54th
CIAC Totals:146–10182–58
University of Wichita Shockers (Independent) (1940–1945)
1940–41Bill Hennigh9–11
1941–42Jack Starrett4–16
1942–43Mel Binford12–7
1943–44No SeasonNo GamesWWIIWichita was one of many schools
that cancelled this season.
1944–45Mel Binford14–9
The Independent Years:39–43
University of Wichita Shockers [29] (Missouri Valley Conference) (1945–1964)
1945–46Mel Binford14–96–42nd
1946–47Mel Binford8–172–107th
1947–48Mel Binford12–131–96th
1948–49Ken Gunning10–163–75th
1949–50Ken Gunning7–171–117th
1950–51Ken Gunning9–165–95th
1951–52Ralph Miller11–192–86th
1952–53Ralph Miller16–113–76th
1953–54Ralph Miller27–48–22ndNIT 1st round
1954–55Ralph Miller17–94–64th
1955–56Ralph Miller14–127–54th
1956–57Ralph Miller15–118–6t-3rd
1957–58Ralph Miller14–126–85th
1958–59Ralph Miller14–127–74th
1959–60Ralph Miller14–126–8t-4th
1960–61Ralph Miller18–86–65th
1961–62Ralph Miller18–97–53rdNIT 1st round
1962–63Ralph Miller19–87–52ndNIT Quarterfinals
1963–64Ralph Miller23–610–2t-1stNCAA Regional final
University of Wichita MVC Totals:280–22199–125
Wichita State University Shockers [29] (Missouri Valley Conference) (1964–present)
1964–65Gary Thompson21–911–31stNCAA 4th Place
1965–66Gary Thompson17–109–5t-2ndNIT 1st round
1966–67Gary Thompson14–129–53rd
1967–68Gary Thompson12–147–96th
1968–69Gary Thompson11–157–9t-6th
1969–70Gary Thompson8–183–138th
1970–71Gary Thompson10–163–118th
1971–72Harry Miller16–106–85th
1972–73Harry Miller10–166–8t-5th
1973–74Harry Miller11–156–75th
1974–75Harry Miller11–156–85th
1975–76Harry Miller18–1010–21stNCAA 1st round
1976–77Harry Miller18–107–5t-3rdMVC 3rd
1977–78Harry Miller13–148–8t-5thMVC L 1st round
1978–79Gene Smithson14–148–8t-3rdMVC L 1st round
1979–80Gene Smithson17–129–7t-2ndMVC Semis, NIT 1st round
1980–81Gene Smithson27–712–41stMVC 2nd, NCAA Elite 8
1981–82Gene Smithson23–612–4t-2ndIneligible – NCAA Probation
1982–83Gene Smithson25–317–11stIneligible – NCAA Probation
1983–84Gene Smithson18–411–53rdMVC Semis
1984–85Gene Smithson18–1311–5t-2ndMVC Champs, NCAA 1st round
1985–86Gene Smithson14–147–9t-5thMVC L 1st round
1986–87Eddie Fogler22–119–53rdMVC Champs, NCAA 1st round
1987–88Eddie Fogler20–1011–32ndMVC Semis, NCAA 1st round
1988–89Eddie Fogler19–1110–4t-2ndMVC L 1st round, NIT 2nd round
1989–90Mike Cohen10–196–8t-5th
1990–91Mike Cohen14–177–96thMVC L 1st round
1991–92Mike Cohen8–206–12t-7thMVC L 1st round
1992–93Scott Thompson10–177–11t-7thMVC L 1st round
1993–94Scott Thompson9–186–12t-7thMVC L 1st round
1994–95Scott Thompson13–146–128thMVC L 1st round
1995–96Scott Thompson8–214–1410th
1996–97Randy Smithson14–138–107thMVC L 1st round
1997–98Randy Smithson16–1511–73rdMVC Semis
1998–99Randy Smithson13–176–12t-8thMVC Quarters
1999–2000Randy Smithson12–176–12t-9thMVC L 1st round
2000–01Mark Turgeon9–194–149thMVC L 1st round
2001–02Mark Turgeon15–159–95thMVC L 1st round
2002–03Mark Turgeon18–1212–63rdMVC Semis, NIT Opening round
2003–04Mark Turgeon21–1112–6t-2ndMVC Semis, NIT 1st round
2004–05Mark Turgeon22–1012–62ndMVC Semis, NIT 2nd round
2005–06Mark Turgeon26–914–41stMVC Semis, NCAA Sweet 16
2006–07Mark Turgeon17–148–106thMVC Quarters
2007–08Gregg Marshall11–204–149thMVC L 1st round
2008–09Gregg Marshall17–178–105thMVC Quarters, CBI 2nd round
2009–10Gregg Marshall25–1012–62ndMVC Semis, NIT 1st round
2010–11Gregg Marshall29–814–42ndMVC Semis, NIT Champions
2011–12Gregg Marshall27–616–21stMVC Semis, NCAA 2nd round
2012–13Gregg Marshall30–912–62ndMVC 2nd, NCAA Final 4
2013–14Gregg Marshall31–018–01st
Wichita State Totals:809–657340–372
Total:1423-1176

      National champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference tournament champion
      Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference division champion

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