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Shocker players and coaches celebrate after knocking off #1 Gonzaga 76-70 to advance to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. WSU later advanced to the Elite Eight with a win over La Salle.

Shockers' NCAA run brings national attention

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Wichita State basketball team has made it to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament, putting the university and the city of Wichita in the national spotlight.

Here is a sampling of stories and commentary about the Shockers' success from local, regional and national sources.

Elite 8 bound

Wichita State scores an outsized victory over La Salle, 72-58
(Los Angeles Times column, March 28)

Carl Hall living a dream in Elite 8 run
(ESPN, March 29)

NCAA Tournament: Wichita State dispatches La Salle, 72-58
(LA Times, March 28)

Wichita State out-muscles La Salle to reach Elite Eight
(USA Today, March 29)

To the Elite Eight: Wichita State pounds La Salle 72-58
(The Wichita Eagle, March 28)

Wichita State moves on the final 8
(Kansas City Star, March 29)

Shockers make it to Sweet 16

Wichita State not shocked by Sweet 16 run
(ESPN Blog, March 27)

Wichita State, mistaken for Cinderella, has Final Four potential 
(USA Today, March 27)

Cinderella Watch: Is the shocking over for Wichita State?
(USA Today, March 26)

Like La Salle, Wichita State is battle-tested
(Philadelphia Inquirer, March 26)

Gregg Marshall's success at Wichita State isn't a Shocker to him
(Los Angeles Times, March 26)

National media attention good for Wichita State
(KWCH-TV, March 25)

After knocking off Gonzaga, No. 9 seed Shockers turn attention to La Salle in NCAA tournament
(The Washington Post, March 25)

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall knows how to celebrate a shocker
(Yahoo Sports, March 24)

Wichita State Put Attitude on Display Against Gonzaga
(New York Times, March 24)

NCAA Tournament: Wichita State shocks No. 1 seed Gonzaga
(The Salt Lake Tribune, March 24)

Gonzaga shocked: Wichita State pulls biggest upset of NCAA Tournament
(Sporting News, March 24)

Wichita State Shockers live up to name, stun top-seeded Gonzaga to make Sweet Sixteen
(New York Daily News, March 24)

Wichita State’s mascot is … interesting
(Washington Post blog, March 23)

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Created on Tuesday, March 26, 2013; Last modified on Friday, March 29, 2013