Originally written on The Sports Gag  |  Last updated 4/1/13
Last week we all jumped on the Florida Gulf Coast Cinderella story. Maybe we were focusing on the wrong Cinderella. Sure, a #9 seed Wichita State isn’t as much of an out-of-nowhere story as a #15. But, it’s a good one. The Shockers surprise 70-66 defeat of the Ohio State Buckeyes has made them the fifth team seeded #9 or higher to make the Final Four since seeding began for the tournament in 1979. That’s pretty impressive, and they’ve made the trip in just as impressive fashion. They’ll have to stay sharp as they face #1 seed Louisville in their Final Four matchup. The Cardinals may be on shaky legs after losing guard Kevin Ware to a horrific broken leg in their Elite 8 Matchup with Duke, but they are the clear favorites remaining. That said, anything can happen. Could The Shockers continue shocking? This story is yet another example of the parity in Div. I NCAA basketball. Sure, it’s not the much anticipated #16 defeat of a #1, but it’s a great story. If Wichita State can pull off ...
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