KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ Wichita State's Ron Baker has grown accustomed to looking up in the stands during a pregame shoot-around and seeing very few empty seats.
Not just when the Shockers are at home, either.
Fourth-ranked Wichita State, which beat Drake over the weekend to run its record to 21-0, has become the marquee opponent on everybody's schedule.
Along with top-ranked Arizona and No. 2 Syracuse, the Shockers are among three unbeaten teams left in men's Division I basketball. And considering the weakened state of the Missouri Valley Conference and the schedule they still have left, there's a good chance Wichita State could become the first team to enter the NCAA tournament with an unblemished record since UNLV in 1991.
The Shockers play Loyola of Chicago on Tuesday night.