Four Days In Shock: Trailing Wichita State for Arch Madness

Monday March 10th, 2014
Chadrack Lufile and the Shockers are the first team to go 34-0 before the beginning of the NCAA tournament.
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Friday, March 7, 1:05 p.m.

Gregg Marshall addresses the Shockers before their opening round game against Evansville.
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I've been on the lookout for bad omens all weekend, and in the Shockers' final departure for the Scottrade Center, the first one appears: All but two players are late for the 11:20 a.m. bus, having been slowed by packing up their bags for the travel day, and a bus malfunction results in a piercing beeping noise for the entire ride.

Fred VanVleet holds the MVC Player of the Year award trophy en route to the Indiana State game.
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Another group shake. Another group naaaahhhh. They are in the history books but hardly finished. Thirty-four-and-oh-and-counting.

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