Trailing by two heading into the third period, Wichita scored twice in the first two minutes and skated away with a 4-2 victory over Atlanta on Thursday morning at Infinite Energy Center.
Wichita State's success is no longer viewed as "fun" or a "Cinderella story" nationally. They have arrived and they expect to stay.
Ron Baker played seven minutes in the Knicks season opening loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Scott City native and former Wichita State Shocker went 2-3, including a three-pointer in the fourth quarter.
Trailing by one heading into the third, Wichita scored three times to knock off the South Carolina Stingrays by the final of 3-1 on Tuesday night at North Charleston Coliseum.
The Wichita State men earned 37 of a possible 42 first-place votes to run away with the top spot in the Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Poll, released in advance of Tuesday's MVC Media Day in St Louis.