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2018 Schedule
15-3, 2nd in American
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2dDan Murphy

Don't worry, Shockers, it happens to everyone

No. 7 Wichita State became the latest team to fall victim to the upset bug, losing to SMU. But losing to unranked teams isn't a big deal this season.

SMU shocks No. 7 Wichita State on the road (0:57)
Jankovich applauds Milton's performance in victory (2:19)
SMU's Milton hits another triple for new career high (0:18)

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

After another dominating win, BPI now views Purdue as the best team going forward and the favorite to win the NCAA tournament at 21 percent. Villanova, Virginia, Duke, and Michigan State round out BPI's current top five.

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2dJeff Borzello

Which early-season surprises are really contenders

There might not be one great team this season, but teams such as Oklahoma, Purdue and West Virginia have been pleasant surprises. Now we have to wait and see if they can really challenge for a national title.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Purdue has almost caught Villanova in BPI's latest ratings and rankings. The model, which predicts team strength going forward, is not buying teams like Oklahoma, Arizona State and Kentucky the way the AP voters are.

Wichita State remains undefeated in conference play (0:43)
Crazy sequence ends in Tulsa loss (0:46)
No. 5 Shockers sink Pirates (1:02)
Wichita State routs East Carolina (1:13)
Wichita's Willis wows with fancy footwork (0:28)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Villanova (no surprise) leads BPI's favorites to win the men's NCAA Tournament.

Wichita State wallops South Florida (0:45)
Shockers' Morris slams it home (0:14)
Whipped pass sets up Wichita State 3 (0:18)
Wichita State's Morris denies USF at rim (0:15)
Nothing but 3s for the Shockers' McDuffie (0:25)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Virginia, Kansas and West Virginia all increased their chances of earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament with big wins yesterday.

Team Stats

Points Per Game84.621st
Rebounds Per Game41.28th
Assists Per Game19.35th
Points Allowed69.1102nd

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Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record17-14
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances13