Wichita State back in Sweet 16 for second time in 3 years

Wichita State's Fred VanVleet (23) turns to fans near the end of an NCAA tournament college basketball game against Kansas, in the Round of 32 in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, March 22, 2015. Wichita State won 78-65. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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.

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