Posted March 22, 2013 on AP on Fox
Forty-six years have passed since Wichita State had a crack at the No. 1 team in the country. The Shockers woke up Friday sensing a real opportunity after seeing top-ranked and top-seeded Gonzaga survive a scare Thursday against Southern. Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall said his group believes it can beat anyone and won't be intimidated. Gonzaga may be 32-2, but it has vulnerable stamped on its resume, with Friday headlines and tweets screaming that Southern exposed the Zags as a top-seed fraud. How will the Zags respond Saturday against a physical team not afraid to deliver the first blow? And can the ninth-seeded Shockers pull off the ultimate shocker? History favors the little school from Spokane, Wash., over the fellow mid-major from Wichita.
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