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Wichita State's cheerleaders threw up the shocker on live TV, and we are still laughing.
No. 9-seeded Wichita State is considered to be one of the NCAA Tournament's biggest stories, a Cinderella that has only one more game to win before advancing to the Final Four. No. 2 OSU, however, isn't approaching this game as a favorite. Also inside: Deshaun Thomas' shot selection and Thad Matta's thoughts on West Coast travel.
This is why we watch.
Because any given March, a team full of transfers and castoffs, from a commuter campus in a city more known as the birthplace of Pizza Hut, can become the hottest thing in sports overnight.
On Saturday night in Los Angeles, Gregg Marshall's Wichita State Shockers did what they always do. They outhustled and outmuscled the favored Ohio State Buckeyes. They...
Gregg Marshall likes to say that Wichita State is a reflection of the town it calls home: a hard-working, blue-collar, nose-to-the-grindstone kind of place.
Maybe that's why it's so easy to imagine the coach reminding his team at halftime against Ohio State to ''play angry,'' and the Shockers riding that command to their first Final Four since 1965.
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It's our first edition for the regional finals, with Syracuse and Wichita State having secured the first spots in the Final Four. Stops along our tour include: the bracket-busting Shockers, Coach K's ever-present concerns about conference realignment, former Georgia Tech star John Salley'...
Gregg Marshall went from not even planning to be in attendance at the Final Four in Atlanta this year to coaching his team to the heralded event.
Wichita State has become one of the most surprising stories of the NCAA tournament. The No. 9 seed Shockers won the West Region of the NCAA tournament by beating No. 8 Pitt, No. 1 Gonzaga, No. 13 La Salle, and No. 2 Ohio State. The stunning...
Wichita State "shocked" the world on Saturday night, upsetting Ohio State to earn a Final Four berth. Check out fan reacted to the craziness.
Wichita State will be the party crasher.
The Shockers defeated Ohio State 70-66 to advance to the Final Four and ensure the teams competing for...
Ohio State battles Wichita State in Elite Eight.