Wichita State's Tekele Cotton didn't just shut down Pitt's leading scorer, he had him in tears after the game.
The Shockers' guard held Tray Woodall to two points while coming up with five steals and a key 3-point basket in helping ninth-seeded Wichita State to a 73-55 win over eighth-seeded Pitt on Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
At the news conference after the game, Woodall broke down and had to be comforted by Dante Taylor, who wrapped an arm around his teammate's shoulder.
''It's a bitter taste in my mouth to end my career with one of worst game I've ever played,'' said Woodall, who came into the game averaging 11.8 points. ''I'm sorry. I let my team down.''
Cotton, a 6-2 sophomore, hit his 3-pointer to start as 12-4 run and added a fast-break dunk to put the Shockers ahead 45-35 with 10:31 remaining. Woodall finished just 1 of 12 from the field, and 0 of 5 from 3-point range.
The game was...