Point Spread: -8.00 | -112.00 Wichita State (Away)
The Shockers are coming off a perfect 34-0 season, and they were eliminated in the second round of the tournament by Kentucky, who went all the way to the Final. That game was very close, as they lost 76-74. The went all the way to the Final Four the previous season, losing to the eventual champions Louisville. While they lost Cleanthony Early, they still have Ron Baker, Darius Carter and Fred VanVleet. Freshman Forward Shaq Morris played just 12 minutes in the win over New Mexico State, scoring nine points on 4-of-6 shooting. They play Memphis on Tuesday, and the Tigers failed to impress in a loss to the Div II Christian Brothers 74-70 in overtime last week. "There is no good news out of it, other than the fact that it doesn't go in the record books," Memphis coach Josh Pastner told the Commercial Appeal. The Tigers should be out-classed here by a Shockers team that looks sharp in the early going.