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Preview: No. 7 Wichita State vs. No. 2 Kansas

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Wichita St. is getting the game it has been waiting for.  Today, the Shockers will get their chance at Bill Self and the Jayhawks.  The two schools have not met since 1993 due to Kansas disagreeing to scheduling a game.  Kansas owns the all time series 12-2 and Kansas has won the last five meetings handedly.  Wichita’s last win came back in 1981.  The schools have not played a game that has been within 20 points since 1989.  The Jayhawks won the last meeting 103-54.  There’s no way on this earth this one gets that out of hand.

This match-up has some calling it the biggest basketball game in the history of the state.  Last year, the Shockers played in the best third-round game in the tournament.  We may be saying the same deal this year.

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Instant Analysis: UNI rallies from 18-point deficit

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Illinois State looked to finish their regular season by continuing its six-game win streak, and claim the conference’s automatic NCAA tournament berth against (11) Northern Iowa. Had the game ended at halftime, it would have been successful. But they play two halves for a reason. Northern Iowa’s seniors are the core of the team and they were the ones cutting down the nets as Missouri Valley champions Sunday afternoon with a 69-60 win. Illinois State led the entire first half and continued to hold the lead until the 13:22 mark in the second. Once the Panthers grabbed control of the lead, though, there was no looking back.

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Northern Iowa’s Tuttle worth watching

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Northern Iowa’s senior power forward Seth Tuttle was named the Larry Bird Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year on Tuesday.  Tuttle finished ahead of a talented list of players that included Wichita State’s Fred VanVleet and Ronnie Baker; all three were named First-Team MVC.

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