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No. 3 Wichita State the first 29-0 team since 2005

Drake v Wichita State

WICHITA, KS - FEBRUARY 22: of the Wichita State Shockers of the Drake Bulldogs during the first half on February 22, 2014 at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Peter Aiken

We have our first 29-0 team since Deron Williams was still a collegian.

On Saturday, No. 3 Wichita State got 21 points from Tekele Cotton and 15 points from Darius Carter off the bench as they steamrolled Drake, 83-54.

The Shockers cut down the nets after the win, because with just two games left in the regular season, WSU has already clinched the Missouri Valley title.

It’s the first time that anyone has been 29-0 since Illinois pulled off the feat in 2004-2005. That season was Bruce Weber’s first in Champaign, and he rode the talented back court of Luther Head, Deron Williams and Dee Brown to the national title game. Their first loss came in the final game of the regular season to Ohio State.

The Shockers are currently ranked No. 3 in the country, but with No. 2 Florida struggling in their two wins and No. 1 Syracuse taking two losses, don’t be surprised to see the Shockers get quite a few votes for No. 1 in the country on Monday morning.

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