OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – When the NCAA Tournament field was first set, all anybody wanted to talk about was the Wichita state Shockers finally getting a shot at Kansas. Nobody wanted to mention that they first had to take care of Indiana just to give the game a chance of happening.
It came to pass. And behind a stellar effort on both ends of the floor, the No. 7 seed Shockers beat the Jayhawks 78-65 on Sunday night, advancing to the Sweet 16.
Now, all anybody will talk about is a potential rematch with overall No. 1 seed Kentucky, the same team that ruined the Shockers’ perfect season in the NCAA Tournament a year ago.
Except that Wichita State first has to beat No. 3 seed Notre Dame.