The Hulman Center had an electric feel to it that was reminiscent of the 1978-79 Dream Season when sellouts were the norm, but Wichita State kept chasing after the Sycamores' record of success from that campaign as the Shockers earned a hard-fought 65-58 victory in front of 9,245 fans. The Sycamores dropped to 17-6, 8-3 MVC while Wichita State improved to 24-0, 11-0 MVC. The last team in the Missouri Valley Conference to win their first 24 contests was Indiana State with Larry Bird in 1978-79. The 9,245 fans who came to see the Sycamores take on the Shockers was the largest crowd inside Hulman Center since 10,200 fans saw Indiana State down nationally-ranked Indiana in 2005. ISU nearly knocked off a nationally-ranked team at home for the second consecutive year. The No. 2/4 Shockers were the highest team to play on the Hulman Center court since Indiana State was No. 1 late in that 78-79 campaign.
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