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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 survived elbows to the jaw and twisted ankles. They held on during a fevered late-game rally by the second-seeded Buckeyes and, in a 70-66 victory that might go down as the greatest moment in Wichita's sports history, became just the second 9-seed to make a Final Four. They did all this in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year.
And this is why the flawed narrative that college basketball is struggling has no juice: A Cinderella story like this simply could never, ever happen in America's favorite sport of football.
Set aside the fact that Wichita State does not have a football team. (Its ca...
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Wichita State's cheerleaders threw up the shocker on live TV, and we are still laughing.
LOS ANGELES, March 29 –The LaSalle Explorers never put up much of a fight to the Wichita State Shockers on Thursday.
LaSalle’s loss can’t be categorized as ugly as much as it can be viewed as a lethargic tap out that was conceded from the opening tip.
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