ESPN radio personality weighs in on Shockers success

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WICHITA, Kansas – The No. 4 ranked Wichita State Shocker basketball kept there undefeated season alive with a victory over the Evansville Aces, 84 to 68.

With the win, they became the first team since the Illinois Fighting Illini in the 2004-05 season to start 27-0.

As the NCAA tournament slowly approaches, is it best the undefeated streak stay alive or is it best for the Shockers to lose now, rather than later?

KSN reached out to Freddie Coleman, the host of the Freddie Coleman Show on ESPN radio to give his insight into the Shockers epic run.

“I’m not buying the theory that if they don’t lose a game now that it’s going to hurt them when they get to the NCAA tournament,” said Coleman.

While the Shockers have run the table so far this year, many pundits argue that they haven’t played top tier competition thus far.

Coleman points out that it’s not necessarily the Shockers fault.

“I don’t think people should punish Wichita State for playing in the Missouri Valley Conference, Gregg Marshall will play anybody, anytime, anywhere and a lot of schools haven’t returned his phone calls when it’s gotten to those situations,” said Coleman.

With no conceivable road blocks in the way of the Shockers continuing to win, Coleman provided his thoughts on what it would mean to the community, and the college basketball world if the Shockers kept up their winning ways.

“This would clearly be the greatest underdog story in the history of college basketball that this team was able to do that and win a national championship,” said Coleman.

The Shockers will look to go 28-0 when they travel to play their Missouri Valley Conference foe, the Loyola Ramblers.

Tip-off is set for Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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