As part of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic on Monday, the 14th-ranked Wichita State Shockers will take on the Depaul Blue Demons.
After a magical run through the tournament that saw them in the Final Four, Wichita State is off to a 5-0 start to this season as they try to build off of that success from last year.
Because of that success, guard Fred VanFleet knows that while they’re now the team with the targets on their back, they can’t play on the court not to get upset. The aggression that fueled that run last year needs to stay:
“We’re accepting the challenge and just trying to stay in hunting mode,” said VanVleet, who added six assists and bounced back after scoring a season-low five points on 2-of-8 shooting in an 85-71 win over Tennessee State on Nov. 16.
They’ll need to instill that theory on Monday when they face a feisty Depaul team, itching to bring their program back to prominence.
Here’s how you can watch all the action as it unfolds live:
Date: Nov. 25
Start Time: 10pm ET
Location: Kansas City, MO
Arena: Sprint Center
Live Stream: ESPN3
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