The preliminaries are out of the way and No. 16 Wichita State looks equal to expectations after two easy victories over over-matched opponents. The Shockers opened the regular season with a 93-50 win over NCAA Division II Emporia State on Saturday afternoon at Koch Arena. The Hornets provided better competition than NAIA Oklahoma Baptist, 73-29 exhibition losers a week earlier. The Shockers didn't make it a rout until late in the first half, when a run of three-pointers and free throws overwhelmed ESU.