No. 9-Seeded Wichita State (30-8) and No.1-Seeded Louisville (33-5) Face Off in Final Four

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NCAA Tournament 6th Round



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #9 Wichita State 26 42 68 +10.5
  #1 Louisville 25 47 72 -10.5
Sat, Apr 06 2013, 06:09 PM CDT

Georgia Dome
Atlanta, Georgia
TV: CBS

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No. 9-seeded Wichita State battles No. 1-seeded Louisville in the final four of the NCAA Tournament at Georgia Dome on Saturday. Tipoff is at 6:09 p.m. ET and you can see it on CBS.

The 14 points and seven rebounds by Malcolm Armstead helped the Shockers to a 70-66 victory over Ohio State on Mar. 30. He leads the team with 3.9 assists per game and 1.9 steals per game. For the Cardinals, Gorgui Dieng finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds in the 85-63 blowout of Duke on Mar. 31. He leads the team in rebounds with 9.5 per game and blocks with 2.5 per game.

StatSmack! Wichita State is better than Louisville
  • Louisville has been ducking Wichita State for over 30 years.
  • The Missouri Valley has 2 teams - Illinois State (76.1) and Creighton (76.0) - that score more per game than the Big East leader, Louisville (73.6).
  • The Missouri Valley has 2 teams - Northern Iowa (76.5 percent) and Creighton (75.0 percent) - that shoot a better free throw percentage than the Big East leader, Connecticut (74.8 percent).
  • More violent crime happens in Louisville so be careful if you visit (when compared to Wichita -- according to the FBI).
WSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Carl Hall 29 13 7 1 0 2 1
B M. Armstead 28 10 4 4 2 0 2
B C. Early 24 14 5 1 1 1 2
B Ron Baker 24 8 3 2 1 0 1
C+ Tekele Cotton 23 6 4 2 1 0 1
C+ D. Williams 27 8 3 2 1 0 2
C Evan Wessel 19 6 2 2 0 0 1
C Fred Van Vleet 16 4 2 2 1 0 1
C Ehimen Orukpe 16 3 4 0 0 2 1
C- Nick Wiggins 14 5 2 0 0 0 1
C- Jake White 12 4 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Chadrack Lufile 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
Lville Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Gorgui Dieng 32 10 10 2 1 3 2
A Russ Smith 30 18 4 3 2 0 3
B Peyton Siva 31 10 2 6 2 0 3
B Chane Behanan 27 10 7 1 2 0 2
B- Luke Hancock 22 7 3 1 1 0 1
B- W. Blackshear 21 8 3 1 1 0 1
C+ M. Harrell 17 5 4 0 1 1 1
C Kevin Ware 17 4 2 1 1 0 1
C S. Van Treese 11 2 3 0 0 0 0
D+ Zach Price 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Tim Henderson 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Michael Baffour 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Logan Baumann 3 1 1 0 0 0 0

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Missouri Valley Standings

OverallConf
 1Wichita State 35-1 18-0
2 Indiana State 23-11 12-6
3 Northern Iowa 16-15 10-8
4 Missouri State 20-13 9-9
4 Illinois State 18-16 9-9
4 SIU 14-19 9-9
7 Bradley 12-20 7-11
8 Drake 15-16 6-12
8 Evansville 14-19 6-12
10 LCU 10-22 4-14
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2013-2014 Roster

#31 Ron Baker So G 6-3 213
#25 D.J. Bowles Fr G 6-2 175
#5 Zach Bush Fr F 6-6 190
#12 Darius Carter Jr F 6-7 235
#20 Kadeem Coleby Sr C 6-9 251
#32 Tekele Cotton Jr G 6-2 209
#11 C. Early Sr F 6-8 219
#1 Derail Green Fr F 6-7 208
#10 Ria`n Holland Fr G 6-0 152
#0 Chadrack Lufile Sr F 6-9 266
#24 S. Morris Fr F 6-7 268
#14 J. Simon Fr G 5-11 166
#23 Fred Van Vleet So G 5-11 194
#3 Evan Wessel So G 6-5 215
#15 Nick Wiggins Sr G 6-6 192