August 28, 2015 | Updated at 05:56 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

March Madness NCAA Bracket 2013 No.1 seed Gonzaga Shocked; Loses to Wichita State

Wichita State shocked the NCAA Men's Tournament Saturday when they defeated the No.1 seed Gonzaga, 76-70.

By Crystal Henderson, EnStars on Mar 24, 2013 09:31 AM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
NCAA
(Photo : Wikimedia Commons)

Wichita State shocked the NCAA Men's Tournament Saturday when they defeated the No.1 seed Gonzaga, 76-70.

In a stunning March Madness victory, the Shockers advanced to the Round of 16 for the first time since 2006, while Gonzaga became the first number one seed to be eliminated.

"They never quit," Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall said. "You know we got the big lead, Gonzaga makes a great run as a No. 1 team in the country would, and these guys dig down."

The Shockers, who defeated Pittsburgh in the first round on Thursday shot 50 percent from beyond the arc and 60 percent overall.

Wichita Shockers didn't miss a shot for nearly seven minutes late in the second half, stretch that included five three-pointers. They held the lead which turned a seven-point deficit into a 76-70 win in one of the tournament's biggest upsets.

 "It was pretty indescribable, the feeling when your shot goes in. It's something that just sends chills down your spine with how exciting it is," Ron Baker said, who scored 16 points. "And when it happens how many ever times in a row, it's a life memory, I'll tell you that."

Gonzaga, who were playing in their 15th straight NCAA tournament have not advanced past the Sweet Sixteen round since 1999.

"I was just disappointed that with 1 second left that we even let him get a 3 off," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. "That was a mental error on our part."

With one day remaining in the tournament's opening weekend, the West's region 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7 seeds all have been knocked out.

"The improbable is happening this year," Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall said. "(Gonzaga is) a great team; they have a great coach, a great program, but today they had to beat us, and our guys were able to pull it out."

The Shockers will go up against the winner of Sunday's game between La Salle and Ole Miss. 

Last year, Wichita State won the Missouri Valley Conference and earned a No. 5 seed, but lost in the first round No. 12 Virginia Commonwealth.

Coach Gregg Marshall ran over to the Wichita State cheering section after the game and held up his hands in the school's Shocker symbol.

"We're going to L.A., baby!" he screamed.

In a post-game interview, Marshall credited his team for the hard work and excellence they demonstrated on the court.  "Maybe one day we can be the No. 1 team in the country, the No. 1 seed and all that. I'm just excited for this year to be in the Sweet 16, have a chance to go to the Elite 8 next week." 

© 2015 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

facebook tweet this pin it plus
Contribute to this Story send us a tip send us a tip send us a tip
Sign Up for Newsletters

Around The Web

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Leah Messer & Twins

Leah Messer's Alleged Boyfriend T.R. Dues Says Their Relationship Isn't Romantic

Leah Messer's alleged boyfriend claimed in a new interview that their relationship is not romantic.

Bambi & Lil Scrappy

Lil Scrappy Breaks Silence On Bambi Split, Talks Yung Joc Rumors

Lil Scrappy is setting the record straight after breaking up with Bambi on social media amid rumors that she cheated with one of his friends.

FKA Twigs Robert Pattinson

FKA Twigs Spotted Getting Cozy With A Man Who Was Not Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson's girlfriend was spotted looking pretty comfy with another man.

Jill Connors

New 'Married To Medicine' Star Jill Connors Arrested After Brutal Incident With Her Husband

As Jill Connors stars in Bravo's 'Married To Medicine' the crazy issues in her personal life have come to light.

Teen Wolf

Jeff Davis Teases 'Teen Wolf' 'Clash Of The Titans', Will It Be 'The Beast' vs The Hellhound?

Theo and Scott will go head-to-head in season 5B, but there is a far more menacing feud brewing

Willie Nelson

Publication Claims Willie Nelson Has Passed At 81 During Death Hoax

When a publication falsely reported that Willie Nelson had died at age 81, the truth came out that it was incorrect.

Margaux

It Looks Like Margeaux's Plan To Fight Drama On The 'Love & Hop Hop Atlanta' Reunion Will Be An Epic Fail

Margeaux might have gotten more than she bargained for when she was tossed into Nikko Smith's drama during the reunion special of 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.'

Mimi Faust

Joseline Hernandez & Mimi Faust End Feud & Team Up Against Co-Star

Who woud have ever thought Mimi Faust and Joseline Hernandez would be on the same team?

Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki Gunvalson Denies Searching For A New Boyfriend, Says She's 'Missing' A Lot Of People

Vicki Gunvalson isn't moving on from Brooks Ayers quite yet.

Jamie Dornan

Is Jamie Dornan Flirting With Other Women?

Jamie Dornan is doing much more than just filming his latest film in Prague, apparently.

Cork Graham's Team Exploring Caves

Peep Two Exclusive Sneak Peeks From 'Treasure Quest: Snake Island' Season Finale

The season finale for 'Treasure Quest: Snake Island' is nearly here and we have two exclusive sneak peeks!

Jessa Duggar

Jessa Duggar Is Reportedly Upset No One Is Paying Attention To Her

Why is everyone ignoring Jessa Duggar's pregnancy?

Brad Pitt

'Sons of Anarchy' Movie Hoax: Brad Pitt Is Not Playing John Teller In Feature Film

A 'Sons of Anarchy' movie hoax had many people fooled with claims that Brad Pitt would be playing a significant character.

Amiyah Scott

Transgender Model Amiyah Scott Tapes First Season With 'RHOA' Cast

'Th Ral Housewives of Atlanta' is set to switch gears as its first transgender co-star tapes with the ladies.

Latest News

'NCIS: LA'

NCIS: LA Premiere Promo Revelaed, Callen Is In Major Trouble

Callen's little rouge act will shake the 'NCIS: LA' team to the core

Sarah Palin

Enstars Rundown: Sarah Palin Supports Curt Schilling, The #BuyPens Syrian Refuge Gets Help, & More

Owen Labrie, who was on trial for sexually assaulting a freshmen while he was a senior at the elite St. Paul's prep school has been acquitted of felony rape, Sarah Palin backs Curt Schilling and a lot more of today's news.

Karma and Amy on 'Faking It'

'Trust' Will Play Into The Drama On Season 2B Of 'Faking It'

Showrunner Carter Covington reveals all about the new season

'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 22 Contestant Ava

What Does 'America's Next Top Model's 'Little Flower Child' Love Most About Photo Shoots?

The bubbly 'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 22 contestant dished on her TYover transformation.

Camila Cabello

Watch Camila Cabello Perfectly Rap Busta Rhymes' Verse From 'Look At Me Now'

If Camila Cabello wanted to try out a rap career she could totally make it work!

The Blacklist

The First 'Blacklist' Promo Shows Off Liz's New Life

Liz Keen's world has been turned upside down

The maids finally learned who killed Louis & Blanca on the August 24 season 3 finale of 'Devious Maids'

Could 'Devious Maids' Be Renewed For Season 4?

The show's latest ratings posted an improvement, which could save the show from cancelation

The Big Bang Theory

Will Penny & Leonard Finally Tie The Knot In 'Big Bang Theory' Season Premiere?

How long do we have to wait for Penny and Leonard to get married?

Narcos

5 Pablo Escobar Films & Shows To Check Out Before 'Narcos'

Watch these Pablo Escobar films and shows in addition to 'Narcos'.

'RHONJ' Season Six Cast

Could ALL The Cast Members Return To 'RHONJ' For Season 7?

Check out the latest cast update on 'RHONJ' season 7.

Real Time Analytics