#2 WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS 35-0
MARCH 23, 2014 – 2:45 PM
SCOTTRADE CENTER – St. LOUIS, MO
TV – CBS
FIRST EVER MEETING
Let’s get this out of the way early.
Yes, this is a meeting between the team that was EXPECTED to go undefeated and the team that IS undefeated. Now, take a shot every time you hear this today and you will be in an euphoric state by halftime, whether the Wildcats are up or down twenty points.
With that out of the way, this should be a hell of a game. The Shockers are 39-1 going back to last season with their only loss to the Louisville Cardinals in last years Final Four. Kentucky’s biggest win this year? Over the #19 RPI Louisville Cardinals and that is the best win of either team this year. The Shockers played the 98th best schedule this year and won by an average of 16 points a game. Their best win was over #27 St. Louis by five points, a team that UL just beat by 15. Kentucky played the third best schedule and won by close to double digits.
That would indicate that this should be a very good game and should not be in the first weekend of play. You can look at it either way. Wichita State got screwed by having to play Kentucky this early. Kentucky got screwed by having to play the Shockers this early.
Either way, the game must be played. With that said, let’s meet the Shockers.