Marshall: Shockers’ experience means little against Indiana
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Wichita State coach Greg Marshall is downplaying his team’s NCAA Tournament experience as a factor in Friday’s game against Indiana.
The Shockers have five players back from last year’s team that was unbeaten until it lost to Kentucky in the round of 32. Three of those players were on the team that went to the Final Four the year before.
Indiana is the youngest team in the tournament.
Marshall said UAB’s upset of Iowa State on Thursday is proof that experience doesn’t matter much once the game starts.
Wichita State (28-4) comes in as the No. 7 seed in the Midwest, and its 63-5 record the past two years is the best in Division I.
The No. 10 Hoosiers (20-13) have lost nine of their last 14.