Wichita State feels slighted heading into NCAA Tournament against Flyers
INDIANAPOLIS (WKEF/WRGT) - After the University of Dayton secured a 7 seed in the NCAA tournament, they were paired up with a 10 seed Wichita State.
The seeding sometimes can be cruel, and the Shockers believe their team has been slighted.
The team rallied off 15 straight wins heading into the tournament, including a win to take the Missouri Valley conference title.
They’ll be out on the court with a chip on their shoulder, and the Flyers will have their hands full with the 30-win team.
However, in their last two matchups, Dayton has walked away with the win, including one from back in 1962 during the NIT Tournament.
The Shockers this season have 3 players in double figures when it comes to scoring, and have what appears to be a vengeful rage.
“I’m just glad they didn’t forget about us<’ Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall said. “I was starting to think they might forget about us and not put us in at all.”
“I think they kind of did us dirty on the seeding, and stuff,” forward Markis McDuffie said, “I know, I mean, but I feel like a lot of other schools got cheated on their seeding.”
“Another thing that fuels us, you know, that people don’t think we are as good, or no better than a 10 seed, you know,” forward Zach Brown said, “but that’s something that we are going to have to deal with.”
You can catch live courtside coverage with FOX 45’s James Rider and Erik Elken March 16 as the Flyers and Shockers battle it out on the court.