Wichita State senior Tekele Cotton holds up a piece of the net after the Shockers defeated Northern Iowa on Saturday. Travis Heying The Wichita Eagle
Wichita State senior Tekele Cotton holds up a piece of the net after the Shockers defeated Northern Iowa on Saturday. Travis Heying The Wichita Eagle

Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State jumps to No. 8 in AP basketball poll

The Wichita Eagle

March 02, 2015 12:24 PM

UPDATED March 03, 2015 05:58 AM

Wichita State is back in the top 10 of the Associated Press poll, matching its previous season high at No. 8.

The Shockers (27-3) climbed three spots to No. 8 on Monday after Saturday’s 74-60 win over then-No. 10 Northern Iowa at Koch Arena. WSU spent one week at No. 8 in December before falling three spots after an overtime loss at Utah.

WSU won the Missouri Valley Conference title on Saturday with a 17-1 conference record. It starts the MVC Tournament on Friday in St. Louis, playing either Missouri State or Southern Illinois at noon.

The Shockers continued a program-record streak of 37 weeks in the AP poll.

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Northern Iowa (27-3) dropped one spot to No. 11. The Panthers play either Drake or Bradley at 6 p.m. Friday.

Kansas (23-6) fell one spot to No. 9 in the poll. The Jayhawks play No. 20 West Virginia on Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Reach Paul Suellentrop at 316-269-6760 or psuellentrop@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @paulsuellentrop.