Wichita State is ready to get things started in front of the home crowd against Houston.
The Shockers fall one spot while the Jayhawks rise one.
The Shockers fourth-quarter rally comes up just short against the Golden Hurricane.
The Shockers will play their American Athletic Conference home opener on Thursday against Houston.
The Shockers are excited about the chance to make a statement this Saturday in their first AAC games.
Finish non conference with two losses
Landry Shamet scored 23 points to push No. 11 Wichita State past Florida Gulf Coast 75-65 on Friday night.
The Shockers had just allowed at least 50 first-half points for the third straight home game and trailed Arkansas State.
Wichita State dropped out of the top 10.
Doors will open 90 minutes before the game Saturday.
The Wichita State Shockers are getting more and more praise by national media outlets.
In 2018, the championship returns to the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, March 8-11.
No team has more wins against Big 12 opponents than the Wichita State Shockers.
Conner Frankamp scored 14 points and Darral Willis, Jr. added 12 for the Shockers (8-1).
The Shockers improve to 7-1 on the year heading into another Big 12 showdown Saturday against Oklahoma State.