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Wichita State loses to Houston in AAC Semifinals

Wichita State loses to Houston in AAC Semifinals”

The two teams have split their two matchups this season.

The Wichita State Shockers come into the tournament as a #4 seed after receiving an at-large bid thanks to a 25-7 overall record, including a 14-4 record in AAC play that was good for the #2 seed, receiving a first round bye before notching a quarterfinals win over Temple and falling to eventual conference runner-up Houston in the semifinals. Wichita State vs Houston live stream is on CBS stream. Defensively, Wichita State yields 70.8 points per game against the opposing teams. Temple shot just under 50% from the field, and 55% from behind the arc, making 16 three-pointers- a season record. WSU improved in the second half, but it wasn't enough.

The Shockers rank third in assists per game (18.7) while the Cougars rank 64th (15.2). Houston vs Wichita State tv channel is on CBS.

The Wichita State Shockers (25-6) are coming from an 89-81 victory over Temple in which Landry Shamet scored 24 points.

Shamet totaled 22 points in the two regular-season games against Temple.

"Guys were getting me open looks, and I was just trying to step into them and knock them down", Shamet said. He has posted 30-point outings in three of his last six games and will need to have another big performance Sunday for Houston to contend with the Bearcats.

"I loved our fight, I loved how we were hanging with them each and every moment", Temple coach Fran Dunphy said.

The Owls stayed close when freshman J.P. Moorman's driving layup with 8:36 left cut the Shockers' lead to 63-61. The Cougars won the most recent matchup 73-59. Robinson also intercepted a Wichita State inbounds pass with 9 seconds to go that set up Gray's final free throws.

Joining the Shockers in the South Region is No. 1 seed Villanova, NO. 2 seed Purdue, No. 3 seed Texas Tech, No. 5 seed West Virginia, No. 6 seed Florida, No. 7 seed Arkansas, No. 10 seed Butler, No. 11 seed St. Bonaventure or UCLA (play-in game), No. 12 seed Murray State, No. 14 seed Stephen F. Austin, No. 15 seed Cal State Fullerton and No. 16 seed Long Island University-Brooklyn or Radford (play-in game).

Now the hope for Temple is that the NIT will call.

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