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Shocker basketball coach Gregg Marshall cuts down the net as he celebrates the team's win over Ohio State to make it to the Final Four of the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

Shockers make it to Final Four - and continue to make headlines

Sunday, March 31, 2013

It was a night many Shocker fans have been waiting for their entire lives. Not since 1965 has the Wichita State University basketball team made it so far into the NCAA Tournament.

The dream finally became reality Saturday, March 30, when the Shockers beat No. 2 seed Ohio State University to reach the Final Four.

This, after already exceeding most expectations: WSU beat Pittsburgh, Gonzaga - ranked No. 1 in the nation - and finally La Salle, to make it into the Elite Eight.

Now the spotlight is firmly planted on the 9th-seeded Shockers, the lowest ranked team left in the tournament.

Here's a look at just a few of the stories about Wichita State's historic performance:

Wichita State Upsets Ohio State to Emerge From Topsy-Turvy West
(New York Times - March 30)


One phone call changed it all for Final Four-bound Wichita State
(CBS Sports - March 31)

Wichita State upsets Buckeyes to reach Final Four
(ESPN - March 30)

Wichita State fights off Ohio State rally to reach Final Four
(USA Today - March 31)

Wichita State going to Final Four after beating Ohio State, 70-66
(LA Times - March 30)

MBB: Shockers Marching on to Atlanta, Final Four
(goshockers.com - March 31)

Bob Lutz: Where there’s a will, there’s a Shocker
(The Wichita Eagle - March 30)

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Created on Sunday, March 31, 2013; Last modified on Sunday, March 31, 2013