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Wichita State University Men's Basketball - Notable Appearances in NCAA Tournament

 

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Wichita State University's men's basketball team, coached by Gary Thompson (front row, center), played in the 1965 Final Four, losing to eventual champion UCLA in the first round and Princeton in the consolation game.

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Dave Stallworth in action.  Star player of 1964-65 season did not play after January 30, 1965, because his eligibility ran out.  The team, however, made it to the Final Four in March 1965.  

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 "Portland Here We Come" banner outside WSU's Campus Activities Center (now Rhatigan Student Center) on March 16, 1965.  Portland, Oregon, was the site of the 1965 Final Four.

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Wichita State University students post signs on car on March 18, 1965, readying it for a road trip to Portland, Oregon, site of the 1965 Final Four.

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Newspaper article about ticket sales for 1965 NCAA tournament, March 19, 1965.

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Cliff Levingston and Antoine Carr, dubbed "The Bookends," helped lead the Shockers to a Sweet 16 appearance in 1981.  Their warmups feature the team's slogan on the leg.  "MTXE" stands for Mental Toughness Extra Effort.

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Significant game of the 1981 Sweet 16 was the Shockers' 66-65 victory over in-state rival, the University of Kansas.  Unfortunately, the season ended in the next round.  Fans welcomed the team home from the "Battle of New Orleans" at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport.

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Led by Coach Mark Turgeon, the 2005-2006 season was WSU’s best in over 20 years. The team reached the Sweet 16 with victories over 10th seeded Seton Hall and 2nd seeded Tennessee. In the Sweet 16, the Shockers lost to the eventual Final Four participant George Mason. This Sunflower's front page offers a collage of images from that momentous season.

 

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WSU Coach Gregg Marshall hoists western regional championship trophy after victory over Ohio State, March 31, 2013.  The Shockers advanced to the Final Four for the first time in 48 years.

 


 

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April 2013

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Last Updated on Monday, 08 April 2013 07:43