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The NCAA tournament continues to deliver shocking upsets, and Wichita State became the first No. 1 seed to be eliminated from the tournament. They were defeated by No. 8 seed Kentucky. Fred Van Vleet attempted a three-pointer as time expired but missed it to give the Wildcats a hard-fought victory.
Wichita State lived up to its nickname, the Shockers, but this time they were on the receiving end as a tournament favorite after reaching the Final Four as a No. 9 seed in 2013.
According to ESPN, the Wildcats were led by freshman sensation Julius Randle, who scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. He also dished out six assists. Twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison also made major contributions for the Wildcats, respectively scoring 20 and 19 points.
The Shockers were led by Cleanthony Early, who scored 31 points. Ron Baker added 20 points. They end their season with a 35-1 record, according to USA Today.
The Wildcats will face the Louisville Cardinals next on Friday, Mar. 28.