Wichita State Reaches Final 4, 1st Time since 1965, Syracuse in Final 4 too
The Wichita State Shockers continue to shock the college basketball world. On Saturday night, the Shockers reached their first NCAA Tournament Final Four since 1965 with a 70-66 win over Ohio State. The 9th seed in the West, Wichita State built a 20 point second half lead and held off a fierce comeback by the 2nd seeded Buckeyes to get the win. For the St. Louis based Missouri Valley Conference, it’s their first time back in the Final 4 since the 1979 season when Larry Bird led his Indiana State team to the Final 4.
Earlier on Saturday, Syracuse kniocked off Big East Conference rival Marquette 55-39 in the East Region’s Championship game to be the first team to reach this year’s Final 4.
The other two spots of the NCAA Tournament’s Final 4 will be decided on Sunday, when Michigan plays Florida in the South Region Championship, while Duke plays top seed Louisville for the Midwest Region’s title.