Mike Kennedy, WSU Hall of Fame radio broadcaster and the "Voice of the Shockers," says there's no added pressure to being one of the only ways people will know what's happening in the game live. Still, the playoffs are the playoffs.
"It's anticipation and nervous energy," says Kennedy. "Not nervous about doing the job, but just the excitement and the anticipation of what might happen."
As a rebuilding program the last few years, Wichita State's young team stands to gain significantly from a solid showing in the NIT. The Shockers will lose only one senior this year, though a significant one, in point guard Clevin Hannah.
As of late Wednesday afternoon, employees at the Wichita State ticket office said there were still 1,200 tickets remaining. Most of those were in general admission, but the ticket office planned to remain open through halftime. It still marks an impressive three-day run on ticket sales considering Wichita State's selection to the NIT came on Sunday.
There is one way for you to see the game without a ticket, but you'll have to pay for it. Wichita State's athletic website has an internet pay-per-view broadcast set up. Click on the link listed on this page to learn more.
First Report @ 10:15am
Shocker fans still have time to get a ticket to tonight's first-round NIT game at Koch Arena, but you may have to hurry.
The Wichita State Ticket Office tells Eyewitness News that as of 10:15 Wednesday morning, there are nearly 2,000 tickets left. The Shocker basketball team takes on Nevada at 7:00 p.m., and ticket office employees are hopeful for a sellout.
General Admission tickets went on sale Wednesday morning. Ticket office employees say lower-level reserve tickets are sold out, but fans can still get upper-level reserve if they call 316-978-FANS (3267).
Having a ticket is the only way WSU fans will have a chance to watch the game live since it's not being televised. Does that put any added pressure on Mike Kennedy, the WSU Hall of Fame radio broadcaster and "Voice of the Shockers?"
Find out tonight on Eyewitness News at 5:00 and 6:00 as reporter Cliff Judy talks with Kennedy during set up for the WSU-Nevada game.