WICHITA, Kan. Three years ago when Wichita State made the transition to the American Athletic Conference, the Shockers had dreams of nights like Thursday at Koch Arena.
A nationally-ranked showdown. A flawlessly-executed blackout by the fans. A national television audience.
WSU lived out that dream on Thursday, as the No. 23 Shockers handled business against No. 21 Memphis with a 76-67 victory that gives them the upper hand, at least early, in the race for the conference title. WSU improved to 14-1 overall and 2-0 in AAC play, while Memphis (12-3, 1-1) dropped its second straight game.