Wichita, Kansas is moving to Atlanta, Georgia for the week after the Shockers became the first 9 seed since the tournament expanded in 1985 to make it to the final weekend of the Big Dance. Wichita State upset 2 seed Ohio State, 70-66 in the West Regional Final to punch the school’s first ticket to the Final Four since 1965, and their 2nd all-time appearance.
The Shockers controlled the game early and hung on despite a late Ohio State surge. Wichita did so by holding the Buckeye’s big 3 of Thomas, Craft, and Ross to combined 14 of 46 shooting. Wichita State goes on to face the winner of the Louisville-Duke Regional Final tomorrow next Saturday night in Atlanta. With the possible matchup now, I’d say Big Blue Nation may be on #TeamShockers come Saturday.