Shockers hold off Buckeyes to reach Final Four

    8:02 PM, Mar 30, 2013   |    comments
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    Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Wichita State isn't shocking anyone anymore.

    Withstanding an Ohio State stampede at the end, the unheralded and ninth- seeded Shockers are taking their stifling defense to Atlanta.

    Malcolm Armstead had 14 points and seven rebounds and Wichita State downed the second-seeded Buckeyes, 70-66, in the West Regional final at the Staples Center.

    It's the Shockers' first trip to the Final Four since the school's only previous appearance in 1965.

    Wichita State (30-8) saw a 20-point second half margin trimmed to three after Shannon Scott hit two free throws with 2:49 left, but Tekele Cotton's clutch 3-pointer at the other end upped the advantage back to six.

    Fred Van Vleet got a kind roll on a short jumper in the paint with a minute left before Ron Baker hit a pair from the charity stripe to make it 69-61 with 51 ticks left and essentially seal the outcome.

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