Is anyone surprised Wichita State is the Missouri Valley Conference title favorite for the fourth straight year? Even with star guards Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker graduating, the Shockers have an excellent backcourt and possibly their best front line since 2012-13 Final Four run.
But the gap has narrowed between Wichita State and the rest of the conference, and that could make for an exciting 2016-17 season.
WICHITA, Kan. -- Ron Baker scored 14 points, Fred VanVleet added 13 and Wichita State beat Drake 67-47 on Thursday for its eighth straight victory. Baker was 3 of 4 from 3-point range as Wichita State made 8 of 24 from distance. Zac...
Ron Baker, Fred VanVleet to return for senior seasons at Wichita State next year
Wichita State tries to go through one more Arch Madness with Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker but there is plenty of solid competition along the way.
Wichita State and veteran guards Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet will be the favorites.