WICHITA ST. SHOCKERS
Seed: No. 9
Coach: Gregg Marshall
Strength: Wichita State has a number of options offensively with three players averaging in double figures, led by forward Cleanthony Early, who generates 13.6 points in 24.4 minutes.
Season highlight: The Shockers defeated VCU, 53-51, in the second game of the season and had double-digit wins over DePaul and Iowa on back-to-back nights. Wichita State split with Creighton in the regular season before falling to the Bluejays for the MVC tournament championship.
Style of play: The Shockers pound opponents on the glass with an 8.4 per-game edge. Senior forward Carl Hall has seven double-doubles. Senior guard Malcolm Armstead can influence a game with his scoring (10.4 points), rebounding (3.7), assists (4.0) and steals (nearly 2.0).