NCAA: Wichita State shocks Ohio State, 70-66

NCAA: Wichita State shocks Ohio State, 70-66
March 30, 2013, 9:45 pm
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In his inspirational, televised pregame speeches, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall has repeatedly told his team to “play angry”. The  No. 9 Shockers did just that in the Elite Eight, showing innate toughness and a refusal to back down in a 70-66 upset of No. 2 seed Ohio State. The Shockers made their first Final Four in school history.

Wichita State’s physical play and ability to absorb punishment from a bigger team had fans on social media buzzing.

Carl Hall (eight points, six blocked shots) got decked by this painful-looking DeShaun Thomas elbow to the jaw early on, but didn’t miss a minute of play as a result.

Cleanthony Early went down with what board-certified arthroscopic surgeon* Reggie Miller speculatively diagnosed as an “achilles tear” but returned to the floor to finish out a 12 point, seven rebound, two block game.