NCAA Mens Basketball Championships First Four will feature Wichita State vs. Drake

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NCAA Mens Basketball Championships First Four will feature Wichita State vs. Drake

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (KSNW) Wichita State enters the NCAA tournament as a No. 11 seed and will face Drake in a First Four play-in game. The game kicks off at 5:27 p.m. at Purdue Universitys Mackey Arena. Wichita State won the American Athletic Conference regular-season title for the first time since joining the league four []

Basketball Madness Bracket Challenge The Shockers have faced former Missouri Valley Conference rival Drake more than any other team in their history and have won the last 11 meetings. They have not faced an MVC school since leaving for the AAC four years ago. The Shockers seemed an unlikely participant following a tumultuous offseason featuring player exits and the resignation of longtime coach Gregg Marshall amid misconduct allegations. Isaac Brown took over on an interim basisbut is now the Shockers permanent coach. Brown is the first rookie head coach to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament since Wisconsins Greg Gard in 2016. Thursdays First Four matchup airs nationally on TBS with streaming available at ncaa.com/marchmadnessliveand via the NCAA March Madness Live App or you can listen live on KEYN 103.7 FM in Wichita. Dont forget to sign up for Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Share this story Download the KSN News App and stay up-to-date wherever you are. You can even watch KSN News live for free! NBA Stats

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