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No. 2 Wichita State dominates Missouri Valley Conference awards

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Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet goes to the basket against Southern Illinois during the second half of a Missouri Valley Conference basketball game on Feb. 11 in Wichita.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Wichita State was just about as dominant in the Missouri Valley’s postseason awards Thursday as the unbeaten Shockers were in running roughshod through the league schedule.
Fred VanVleet beat out teammates Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker for the conference player of the year award, the first time that a school swept the top three spots. VanVleet received 22 of a possible 36 votes cast by coaches, athletic department officials and the media.
All three of them were voted first-team all-conference, while the Shockers’ Tekele Cotton made the second team and was voted the league’s defensive ...


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