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News and Notes : Jimmer Fredette To Sign With Bulls, Virginia Upsets Syracuse and Wichita State Finishes Regular Season at 31-0

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Jimmer Fredette, Virginia, Oklahoma State and Wichita State highlight the Inscriber : Digital Magazine News and Notes for Saturday, March 1, 2014.

  • SG Jimmer Fredette Clears Waivers, Will Sign With Bulls : According to reports, former Sacramento Kings shooting guard Jimmer Fredette is set to join the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers. Fredette, a third-year guard out of BYU averaged 5.9 points, 1.5 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 16.4 minutes, yet never found a role with the franchise, hence the reason for his contract getting bought out.
  • No. 4 Syracuse Upset By No.12 Virginia: After starting their inaugural season in the ACC undefeated, the Syracuse Orangemen would find themselves losers of three of their last four, after a 75-56 road loss to the 12th-ranked Virginia Cavaliers. Thanks to losses to unranked Boston College, fifth-ranked Duke and now Virginia, Syracuse is limping into it’s first-ever ACC tournament with some questions.  The win by Virginia clinches the top seed in the ACC tournament.
  • No.5 Kansas Upset By Unranked Oklahoma State: Marcus Smart rebounded from a dreadful first half performance in which he missed his first seven shots. In the second half a different story playing outstanding defense on Andrew Wiggins, hustling for a chance at an offensive rebound, showcasing his vision and scoring the basketball. Finished with 21 points, six rebounds, five assists on 5-14 shooting and went 9-14 from the free throw line.
  • No.2 Wichita State Completes Perfect Regular Season, Beats Missouri State, 68-45:  Weak conference, lack of national respect, these things would normally bother a big-power conference team if they were undefeated and got no press for it, for the second-ranked Wichita State Shockers, the team continues to live by their motto “play angry!”   Fueled by chants of “Undefeated” in front of their loud home crowd, the Shockers routed MVC rival, Missouri State 68-45. Led by Cleanthony Early’s 19 points, the Shockers secured a first-round bye in the Missouri valley Conference tournament. At 31-0, Wichita State became the first team since the Jameer Nelson/Delonte West-led St. Joseph Hawks to finish a regular season undefeated, as they did in 2004.

 

 

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