Wichita State led by 12 points in the second half Saturday but ultimately succumbed to a Louisville rally and fell 72-68 in a national semifinal game ending a storybook run through the NCAA tournament.
The ninth-seeded Shockers were trying to become the lowest seeded team in tournament history to advance to the national title game. That distinction will remain with 1985 Villanova (No. 8 seed) for at least another year.
When the Shockers' season ended, plenty of Wichita State fans, alumni and others around college sports sent messages of congratulations for a stellar season. Here is a small sampling.
— MVC Basketball (@ValleyHoops) April 7, 2013
— Big West MBB (@BigWestMBB) April 6, 2013
— Saluki Athletics (@SIUSalukis) April 7, 2013
Now you see why Wichita St. got there. Wow!
— Kevin Sumlin (@CoachSumlin) April 7, 2013
This Wichita team has me thinking... Why not us?
— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) April 7, 2013
AMAZING Game!!!! Way to go SHOCKS!!! LOVE from Wichita !!!... xxxxooo
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