Wichita State opens tourney play Thursday against Drake

A tumultuous season that began with the firing of head coach Gregg Marshall will culminate with an NCAA Tournament bid for Wichita State University. The Shockers will take on Drake Thursday afternoon in a "First Four" game.



March 17, 2021 - 10:01 AM

The NCAA basketball tournament starts Thursday in Indianapolis with No. 11 seed Drake (25-4) vs. No. 11 seed Wichita State (16-5).

Showtime is 4:27 p.m. Channel: TBS.

BOTTOM LINE: Drake and Wichita State are set to collide in the First Four of the NCAA Tournament. Wichita State lost 60-59 to Cincinnati on Saturday, while Drake fell 75-65 against Loyola of Chicago on March 3.

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