There aren't a whole lot of statement games on Wichita State's schedule this season.
Two of them are coming up in a matter of days.
The unbeaten Shockers are headed to Indiana State on Wednesday night, followed by a trip to Northern Iowa on Saturday. Those two teams are the closest — albeit still distant — contenders behind the fourth-ranked Shockers in the Missouri Valley race.
They are arguably the two teams with the best chance of dealing Wichita State (23-0, 10-0) a defeat before the start of their conference tournament March 6.
Top-ranked Syracuse is also unbeaten at 21-0. The last team to enter the NCAA tournament unbeaten was UNLV in 1991.