(USA Today Sports Images)Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall has asked his team the same question at every stage of its NCAA tournament experience. From Selection Sunday when the Shockers earned an at-large berth to an historic victory over No. 1 seed Gonzaga Marshall has been consistent.
"Are you now satisfied," Marshall asks.
He came at his team with that message prior to a matchup with fellow Cinderella La Salle on Thursday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Marshall allowed television cameras into the locker room to record his pregame address.
"Are you now satisfied with a Sweet 16 run or do you want to stick around L.A. and make it an Elite Eight," Marshall asked.
The No. 9 seeded Shockers provided a convincing answer in a 72-58 victory over No. 13 seed La Salle taking control from the start and never looking back. They led by 22 at one point early in the second half before La Salle made a mini run that only served to re-focus the Shockers.Read More »from Size and poise help Wichita State win battle of Cinderellas over La Salle