5 Reasons Why Wichita State Won’t Go Undefeated

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5 Reasons Why Wichita State Won't Go Undefeated

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USA TODAY Sports- Brian Spurlock

Wichita State has gone on an unbelievable run, but they will not finish the season undefeated even though nothing would please me more.

Their run to the Final Four last season was unreal, and their performance this season should net them a number one seed in March. At least that is my opinion about it, but come to think of it they will probably end up getting hosed with a two or three seed. That is just the way the selection committee rolls; they routinely ignore the smaller conference teams that have success even when they do it over a prolonged period of time. Well, you can take those committee members' brackets and stick it where the sun doesn't shine if you ask me.

The main reasons the Shockers will not finish the year undefeated have to do with just how impossible it is to do that in today's college basketball world. Have to concede that they might end up getting through the regular season with no losses, but March ultimately will be too tough for them to play through.

When you think about players as talented as Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, and Joel Embiid it is just tough to think the Shockers will be able to pull off another miracle run that ends up going all the way this time. You can bet that Andrew will be rooting for it to happen though, because his older brother Nick Wiggins is a player for the Shockers. Thanks for reading, and we will be back tomorrow for even more bold predictions and general revelry.

Dave Daniels is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter: @AllDave_AllDay, like him on Facebook here or add him to your network on Google.
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5. S.I. Cover Jinx

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USA TODAY Sports- Brian Spurlock

S.I. recently ran the headline "Try To Jinx Us", which just begs for the Shockers to get jinxed if you ask me. Maybe SI was going for the rare reverse-jinx, but something tells me that is not quite the case. Anyways, this is a mostly superstitious reason so let us get down to real business here.

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4. Reliance on Defense

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USA TODAY Sports- Brian Spurlock

They have a complete team, and a reliance on defense certainly does not sound like a bad thing; however, the Shockers will need to be able to win a game or two where they out shoot their opponent and have my doubts here whether they can make that happen or not.

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3. Youth and Beauty

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USA TODAY Sports- Peter Aiken

The Shockers have some senior leaders as well, but they also rely on a number of underclassmen. When the malarkey hits the fan in March, then you have to wonder if those young players will have the discipline to keep the Shockers' season from slipping through their youthful fingers

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2. Talent of Opposition

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USA TODAY Sports- Peter Aiken

This one is easy. Andrew Wiggins; Jabari Parker; Joel Embiid; Quinn Cook; Doug McDermott; Marcus Smart. That good enough for you? Okay, fine. Aaron Gordon; Nigel Williams-Goss; Tyler Ennis; Marcus Paige; Mitch McGary. Done.

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1. Impossibility

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USA TODAY Sports- Peter Aiken

The main reason this will not go down is because of the sheer impossibility of the task. Admitted in the intro slide that the Shockers could finish the regular season undefeated, but ultimately the road to a national championship will prove to be too rocky for this upstart squad who will struggle when they face better talent.

Dave Daniels is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter: @AllDave_AllDay, like him on Facebook here or add him to your network on Google.

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  • Brian Brubaker

    It hasn’t been done in nearly 40 years. It doesn’t take a genius to write an article predicting a team won’t go undefeated to the national title. Besides that, the rest of this “rant” is ignorant, at best. Defense wins championships. Those young players were key to reaching the Final Four last year.