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Wichita State Player From the Final Four Team is Under Investigation for Sexual Assault

VCU v Wichita St.A member of the Wichita State Final Four team is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault according to the Wichita Eagle. Wichita police didn’t name the player being investigated, and the paper didn’t name him. But police did say the player has no eligibility remaining, which significantly narrows it down. From the Eagle:

According to Nolte, the incident happened late Saturday or early Sunday at the residence of the former player’s teammate. An incident report says the victim woke up while being raped by the suspect. The alleged assault was reported at 11:10 a.m. Sunday.

The victim agreed to be examined and a sexual assault exam was performed.

Wichita State players have been cooperating with the investigation, Nolte said.

Athletic Director Eric Sexton has released a statement, via KAKE.com:

“Wichita State University has been informed of the police investigation. We are mindful and respectful of all parties involved. Wichita State University and the Athletic Department take this situation very seriously, and are cooperating with the Wichita Police Department. At this time it is important to let the investigative process take its course.”

The Shockers had their best season in school history since the 1964-1965 team reached the Final Four and was at one point ranked 1st in the country. The 2012-2013 Shockers stunned top-seeded Gonzaga in the second round, held off Ohio State in the Elite 8, and then threw a major scare into eventual champ Louisville before losing 72-68.

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