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Thanks to the AAC...
...there is still a chance to recover.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basket...e-bracket/

Wichita State has found life in the American Athletic Conference to be challenging. The Shockers picked up their third league loss at Temple on Thursday night. Temple, by the way, is only 12-10, but has wins over Auburn, Clemson and WSU. Go figure, but I digress. The Shockers tournament resume this season bears some similarities to last year's, when they finished 29-4 and received a No. 10 seed, which is what they deserved. Last year, Wichita lost out of conference to the three best teams they played, all of which were NCAA Tournament teams and did not have a win better than Illinois State, which the Shockers beat two out of three and was an NIT team.

This season, the Shockers are 0-3 in Tier 1 games, plus have a neutral court loss to full-strength Notre Dame, which would likely be a top tier game as well. Unlike last year, Wichita State has eight games in the second quadrant, which is partially due to a better non-conference schedule and partially due to playing in a better league. The Shockers have a win over a team in the bracket -- at home to Houston. They also have a neutral court win over Marquette, which just dropped out of the bracket and may come back. So, while being in the AAC has made it harder to put together a gaudy record, it has afforded Wichita State the chance to build a better tournament resume, and in this case, improve one that is suffering. The Shockers still have two regular season games left with league leader Cincinnati. Games like that were not available to them in the Missouri Valley.
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Shockers were warned this league was no cakewalk.

This is a strong tough league time will tell if Wichita State can remain a top basketball program as they're tested every season by the likes of
Cincinnati, Temple, Houston, UConn, Memphis, Tulsa, SMU, and yes even Tulane now.

Can't overlook no one in this league anymore.
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RE: Thanks to the AAC...
(02-03-2018 11:06 AM)BigHouston Wrote:  Shockers were warned this league was no cakewalk.

This is a strong tough league time will tell if Wichita State can remain a top basketball program as they're tested every season by the likes of
Cincinnati, Temple, Houston, UConn, Memphis, Tulsa, SMU, and yes even Tulane now.

Can't overlook no one in this league anymore.

Yep, tried to tell them that last summer. But in the end it will toughen them up.

Go AAC!
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A high tides raises all ships.
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Great article
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That's odd. It's the direct opposite of what I have read on this board. 07-coffee3
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I thought this thread would be at least 4-5 pages long by now.
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RE: Thanks to the AAC...
This whole forum has been strangely quiet today.
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(02-03-2018 05:52 PM)payday Wrote:  This whole forum has been strangely quiet today.

Is a great CBS sports AAC written article its why I'm shocked this thread is stuck in mud... But than again most everyone are out and about on Saturdays.
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Who on earth would argue the point of this article?

I don't even think Cold disagrees with this.



So.. nice waste of a firing missile.
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