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Red-hot WSU has long wait for NCAA Tournament

Wichita State’s Shaquille Morris kisses the trophy after defeating Illinois State 71-51 in an NCAA basketball game to win the championship of the Missouri Valley Conference men’s tournament.

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WICHITA, (AP) — Wichita State hasn’t lost since mid-January, rolling through the Missouri Valley Tournament and routing Illinois State in the finals to ensure its spot in next week’s NCAA Tournament.
Now, the big question is whether a long wait will give the No. 20 Shockers time to cool off.
The Valley has chosen for years to hold its conference championship game a week before the power-five leagues, giving it the national television spotlight. The trade-off for increased visibility is that schools that make the dance often have at least 11 days before they play again.
Nearly two weeks ...


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