ST. LOUIS – Wichita State's Gregg Marshall, whose team is the first to go unbeaten in the regular season in a decade, was a near unanimous choice as Missouri Valley Conference coach of the year for the third straight season.
The second-ranked Shockers are 31-0 entering the conference tournament this week.
Marshall is the second coach in conference history to win the award three straight seasons. Drake's Maury John was honored from 1968-70.
Marshall received 39 of a possible 40 first-place votes from league coaches, media and sports information directors. Barry Hinson of Southern Illinois finished second in voting announced Thursday.
Wichita State has won a Valley-record 117 games the last four seasons.