Found March 27, 2013 on
Fox Sports Florida:
Florida Gulf Coast may be the nation's biggest Cinderella, but this year's bracket is filled with shockers.
One of those teams, the No. 9 seed Wichita State, has upset No. 1 Gonzaga and will face La Salle at 10:17 p.m. Thursday for a shot at the Elite Eight. And their run has earned them their share of admirers as well, among them Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley.
Between trips to visit school's pro days, Bradley's plane stopped to refuel, and when he found out Wichita State's plane was nearby (they were getting ready to leave Kansas for Los Angeles, the site of the regional seminal), he popped aboard to give the Shockers a bit of a pep talk.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As a general rule, Eric Sexton prefers to keep his two left feet to himself. Still, when you just took down Gonzaga, he figured, what the heck? You dance like nobody's watching.
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TUCSON, Ariz. In a season when the No. 1 team in the country was never really safe, it has become the year of the little guys.
Fifteen-seed Florida Gulf Coast University take a bow.
Same for you, La Salle. Who said a No. 13-seed was unlucky?
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The drum beat is only going to grow louder for mighty Kansas to start scheduling games against Wichita State.
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This is the time you look back at your alma mater with pride. You remember the good old days, adding a lot more good than was really there. Wichita State is one of the most unlikely teams to reach the Sweet 16 of this NCAA tournament and will likely win at least one more game.
So for Shockers alumni, it's a great moment. And for former Shockers players? Think of their highlight...
Wichita State went from sweet to elite, beating La Salle 72-58 on Thursday night to reach the final eight of the NCAA tournament for the first time in 32 years.
Malcolm Armstead scored 18 points, Carl Hall added 16 points and freshman Ron Baker 13 for the ninth-seeded Shockers, who proved their upset of No. 1 seed Gonzaga in the third round was no fluke. They never trailed in this...
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