A 29 point win, a Missouri Valley Conference regular season title and an undefeated record to boot. You'd think it's party time for the Shockers? Not yet.
They celebrated the title and the win over Drake by cutting down the nets at Koch Arena but it was hardly party-hardy in the Shockers locker room afterward.
"If we didn't have more games to play, we would sit here and pour out all of our emotions about how much it means," said Fred Van Vleet. "But the truth of the matter is, we have to get right back to work tomorrow."
Wichita State improved to 29-0 with the win and remain the only undefeated team left standing in the country. With Syracuse losing twice this week, the Shockers have a real chance at a number one ranking in the national polls on Monday.
"It's a nice accomplishment but rankings come and go and they could change within five minutes of a game," Van Vleet said. "We haven't paid too much attention to it and won't as the season winds down. We are just trying to finish strong."
The game vs. Drake was a formality, really. With Indiana State losing to Missouri State on Saturday afternoon, the Shockers had the conference title in hand before tip off. But that didn't stop them for dominating the Bulldogs at the Roundhouse.
"They are a really good basketball team - they are very deserving of where they are right now," Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti said. "The toughness that they have doesn't dissapear, even here."