Wichita State sends No. 2 Vols a jolt

No. 7 Shockers in Sweet 16 for first time since 1981

Wichita State 80 Tennessee 73

Ncaa Tournament

March 19, 2006|By PAUL MCMULLEN | PAUL MCMULLEN,SUN REPORTER

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Wichita State had 12 days between a semifinal loss in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament and its NCAA opener. The time was put to good use, as the seventh-seeded Shockers completed their most memorable basketball weekend in 25 years yesterday with an 80-73 conquest of Tennessee.

The Volunteers became the first No. 2 seed to fall in the NCAA tournament. Wichita State moves on to the third round in the Washington Regional.

Women's tournament First-round coverage, plus previews of today's Maryland and Coppin State games. PGS 11-12E

Yesterday's results

WASHINGTON REGIONAL

Wichita State 80, Tennessee 73

Washington 67, Illinois 64

ATLANTA REGIONAL

Duke 74, George Washington 61

LSU 58, Texas A&M 57 MINNEAPOLIS REGIONAL

Florida 82, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 60

Boston College 69, Montana 56

OAKLAND REGIONAL

Gonzaga 90, Indiana 80

UCLA 62, Alabama 59

COVERAGE, PGS 7-10E

Today's games WASHINGTON REGIONAL

North Carolina vs. George Mason, 2:20 p.m., Ch. 9

Connecticut vs. Kentucky, 2:30 p.m., Ch. 13 ATLANTA REGIONAL

Northwestern State vs. West Virginia, 2:30 p.m.

N.C. State vs. Texas, 4:35 p.m. MINNEAPOLIS REGIONAL

Ohio State vs. Georgetown, 4:40 p.m., chs. 13, 9

Villanova vs. Arizona, 5 p.m. OAKLAND REGIONAL

Bradley vs. Pittsburgh, 12:10 p.m., chs. 13, 9

Memphis vs. Bucknell, 2:15 p.m.

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