Marshall says he talked to Bill Self last Fall about scheduling KU

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Recent media reports have given new life to the conversation for a future meeting between Wichita State and Kansas, which likely will not happen any time soon.

The reports are clearly nothing more than sidebar for WSU head coach Gregg Marshall, who acknowledges the debate but does not ever prioritize it.

"It doesn't matter. It doesn't seem like it's going to happen so it doesn't matter," Marshall said before practice on Friday.

However, after Kansas head coach Bill Self told the Kansas City Star that Marshall had never contacted him about the schools playing, Marshall offered evidence to the contrary.

"Bill and I have spoken about it when he was in Wichita for one of those basketball "Hoop-a-palooza" things. We were on the stage about a year and a half ago, I guess, with Coach (Bruce) Weber and I pointed to Intrust Bank Arena and said 'We should play there and we should play at your place and once in Kansas City. So it wasn't a phone call. It was a direct conversation, but I guess (Self) forgot that," Marshall said.

Self stated in the Kansas City Star article that he will stick to his long-held stance of not scheduling Wichita State, claiming it would not be best for the Kansas program.

The media report regarding Marshall's desire to play Kansas was published by Fox Sports Kansas City on Monday, but Marshall said he was "disappointed" the article was all about scheduling KU.

"You talk a lot and answer a lot of questions and then all of a sudden the writer writes basically what he wanted to write anyway," Marshall said. "We should be talking about our team and not about scheduling them."

Marshall's team is 11-0 for the first time in school history and faces a 7-2 North Carolina Central squad coming off a win over Marshall's former team, Winthrop. Tip-off for that game is 7:00 pm on Sunday at Charles Koch Arena.

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