With a lot of focus on the guys who are entering the NBA draft, we take a look at the five guys to watch for the next college basketball season.
Last weekend, Wichita State tipped off against Kansas in a highly-anticipated game. When the buzzer sounded, Fred VanVleet and the Shockers were flawless in victory over the Jayhawks.
Meanwhile, Butler took the Irish into overtime and if it wasn’t for Pat Connaughton’s block at the end of regulation, the Irish would be back in South Bend.
On Thursday night, the two teams will face off for a chance to advance.
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.