College Hoops Player of the Day for Sunday, December 2, 2012
As the season progresses, keep an eye on the Missouri Valley conference, one of the best, top-to-bottom, small conferences in the country.
Along with perennially-solid squads from Creighton and Southern Illinois, the Wichita State Shockers add to the competitive flavor.
On Sunday, the Shockers improved to 8-0, bringing the Air Force Falcons down to earth in a 72-69 win.
Led by Carl Hall's 21 points and 10 rebounds, the Shockers won their third road game of the season, which includes a 53-51 win at VCU, the team that knocked them out of the NCAA tournament last season with a 62-59 opening round win.
Hall, a 6'8" JUCO transfer, senior forward who's in his second year at Wichita State notched his fourth double-double of the season on 9-for-10 marksmanship from the field. His 21 points was a career high.
The Shockers were one of last season's most successful teams, going 27-6 overall and 17-2 in the Missouri Valley regular season.