The 200-minute problem facing Gregg Marshall and Wichita State

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Wichita State article ahead of the game. They’re healthy and we’ll get their best shot Thursday.

As the new year settles in and No. 9 Wichita State prepares for its first home game as an American Athletic Conference member Thursday against Houston, the Shockers are as close to healthy as they’ve been this season.

It became official when Markis McDuffie made his season debut in late December, returning from a stress fracture in his left foot to play nine minutes against Florida Gulf Coast and 16 against Connecticut. Last season McDuffie led WSU in scoring and rebounding while averaging 25.5 minutes per game.

If McDuffie is able to regain last season’s form, he’ll likely command at least the same 25-minute average for WSU later in the season. But where do those minutes come from?