This past Friday night the 6th of Feb. 2015 we saw the No.8 Wichita State Shockers 28-3 (1st in MVC) playing their next to last game for the NCAA BB 2014-15 regular season against the Southern Illinois Salukis 12-21 (9th in MVC) playing their last regular season game and this game was played at the Scottrade Center in Saint Louis, Missouri and the game tipped-off at 1 PM ET and for some was seen on ESPN 3.
The Shockers of Wichita State were for the most part the leading scorers in both halves of this MVC game, as in the 1st half the No. 8 Shockers outscored the Salukis of So. Illinois 28 -20 thus the 1st half ended with the shockers holding a 8 point advantage going into the 2nd half of the game. In the 2nd half the Salukis improved a bit in their scoring, but not enough to overcome their deficit in the game as they were outscored again in the 2nd half of the game as the Shockers scored another 28 points while the Salukis scored 25 points and the No.8 Wichita State Shockers beat Southern Illinois Salukis 56 to 45 as the Shockers won with 11 point advantage in the game.
The leading 5 performances in this fame for the Salukis of Southern Illinois were guard-Pendleton-12 points 6 rebounds 1 assist of the bench, guard-Beane-10 points 2 rebounds, guard-Lavender-8 points 2 rebounds, center Olanivan-7 points 6 rebounds and forward O’Brien-4 points 7 rebounds and 1 assist.
The 5 leading performances in this game for the Shockers of Wichita State was guard-VanVleet-13 points 3 rebounds 4 assists, guard-Cotton-12 points 3 rebounds 3 assists, guard-Baker-10 points 3 rebounds 3 assists, forward-Morris-8 points 3 rebounds off the bench and forward-Brown-8 points off the bench.
In comparing the game statistics for points scoring in this game, the Southern Illinois (SIU) team scored 45 points as they attempted 47 field goals making some 16 for 34% completion, then on 3-pointers they made 3 of 11 for 27% completion and for foul shots they made 10 of 12 for and 83% completion rate, while committing 14 fouls in the game.
Meanwhile the Wichita (WICH) State team scored the winning 56 points in this game as they attempted 48 field goals making 20 for a 42% completion, while on 3-pointers they made 4 of 16 for 25% completion, then on foul shots they made 12 of 18 for a 67% completion rate, and they committed 16 fouls in this game.
The actual game leaders in the game starting with points, was Pendleton for SIU with 12 points and VanVleet for WICH with 13 points. On rebounds it was Obrien for SIU with 7 and Wessel for WICH with 5 rebounds. For assists it was Caroline for SIU with 2 and for WICH it was VanVleet with 4 assists. On Steals it was Caroline with 2 and for WICH it was VanVleet with 3 steals. Then on blocked shots for SIU it was O’Brien with 2 and for WICH it was Baker with 2 blocked shots in the game.
Now with this game as a has been, the Shockers of Wichita State will play Evansville or Illinois State who are the 5th and 4th seed in the Semifinals. So if you Bet on College basketball at a Sportbook then get ready for March Madness Tournament which will begin the 1st round on the 17th of March 2018.