Statement from Wichita State Head Coach Gregg Marshall:
“Through nine seasons at Winthrop I’ve learned that you can’t control rumor and speculation from the media and other sources, so I felt I needed to make a statement.
“My total focus is on building the Wichita State basketball program toward excellence. I have not been contacted by, nor have I contacted the University of South Carolina or any school, for that matter, for any position. Period.
“Going forward, I do not plan to discuss any other job, position, or situation other than the one I have, Head Basketball Coach at Wichita State University. I will be happy to discuss our program at any opportunity.
“I hope that you will respect this position and my priority in helping Shocker basketball be the best it can be. I have a very good job at Wichita State and despite the fact that we have not had the type of season any of us have wanted to this point, there is still plenty of fight to this team and promise in the future.
“There is certainly work to be done to rebuild this program to the level of excellence we all desire. I can assure everyone that all our energy — mine as well as my staff’s — is being spent to try and win games and recruit future Shockers.
“We appreciate everyone’s patience and support.”
--Wichita State University--