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armsteadKansas City, MO – Wichita State pulled off the first mild upset of the NCAA Tournament with a 73 -55 drubbing of Pittsburgh. The 9th seeded Shockers had an easy time with the 8th seeded Panthers.

The most impressive player of the recent Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, Malcolm Armstead was the star of this game too.  The Senior scored 22 points and handed out five assists as the Shockers ran their record to 27 & 8 and gave them their sixth post season win their last seven opportunities.

Coach Gregg Marshall’s team won five games on their way to the 2011 National Invitation Tournament title. Last year they dropped an early round game to Virginia Commonwealth.  Wichita is among the national leaders with 108 wins the past four seasons.

Cleanthony Early scored 21 points and Carl Hall added 11 and Wichita will take on top seed Gonzaga on Saturday.  The Zags escaped with a win over the 16th seeded Southern Jaguars. The final there was 64 – 58.

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