#MarchMadness: The ‘Shock’ Treatment Continues

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9-seed Wichita State is on its way to the Final Four - only the fifth nine-or-higher seed to reach the Final Four since seeding began in 1979.  And they did it by vanquishing the powerful Ohio State Buckeyes.

As ViralRead reported earlier, The Shockers are tough on defense — holding Pitt, Gonzaga, and LaSalle to a combined 35.5 percent shooting. They did not let up last night, allowing only 22 points in the first half and fighting off a frenetic second half come-from-behind surge by the Buckeyes. Perhaps most importantly, the Shockers basically eliminated Ohio State’s 3-point game. The Buckeyes had been shooting 50% from beyond the arc until last night when Wichita State limited them to a paltry 5-for-25 on field goals.

The Shockers’ Final Four appearance marks the first time a Missouri Valley Conference team has made it since Larry Bird led Indiana State to the title game in 1979.

Wichita State will continue to play David to the tournament’s Goliath teams in the Final Four as they will face today’s winner in the (1) Louisville v. (2) Duke matchup. The semi-final round will be played out on April 6th at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Keep checking ViralRead for complete tournament coverage.



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