After the dust settled in round one without any significant upsets, people are clamoring for madness.
While searching for potential upsets, the Cats are low-hanging fruit. Playing against the supposed “greatest miss-seed in tournament history,” Kyle Boone of CBS makes the Shockers’ case for a Sunday afternoon upset.
It wasn’t easy, but the Wichita State Shockers advanced past No. 7 seed Dayton in round one. Thing is, a close result against the best team in the A-10 doesn’t concern me. I’m looking at Wichita State, a team that boasts a top-20 offense and defense, and I’m thinking this is the most well-rounded team Gregg Marshall has ever coached.
As I’m sure most people remember, in 2015 the Shockers were a No. 1 seed that landed in the same pod as an 8-seed Kentucky team that made a run to the national title game, handing Wichita State its first loss of the season and in heart-breaking fashion in the process. A win here for Wichita State as the lower seed would be the ultimate revenge, and it certainly could happen. The Shockers, as you’ve probably heard by now, are not a 10-seed — except on paper.
The most well-rounded team Gregg Marshall has ever coached? I know he can’t be forgetting the undefeated team with three NBA players on the roster, because that’s what the second paragraph is about, but to say the team that should’ve lost to Dayton is that good is hyperbole.
Even though many people will call for the Cats’ upset, I’m not buying it. After all, Wichita isn’t even a state.