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Wichita State 76, Gonzaga 70

Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk, center, is sandwiched between Wichita State's Carl Hall, left and Demetric Williams during the first half of a third-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Salt Lake City on Saturday. Gonzaga's season ended with a 76-70 loss to Wichita State. ESPN boxscore here. (AP Photo/George Frey)

Gonzaga's gone. Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker scored 16 points apiece and Wichita State hit a season-high 14 3-pointers, including seven straight late, to knock the top-ranked and No. 1 seeded Bulldogs out of the NCAA tournament 76-70 on Saturday. The Shockers (28-8) advanced to the Round of 16 for the first time since 2006, while Gonzaga becomes the first top seed to be eliminated. Gonzaga survived a scare in the second round against Southern but couldn't hold up against a fellow mid-major from Kansas whose motto is “play angry.” The Shockers face the winner of Sunday's game between La Salle and Ole Miss/Associated Press. More here.

Question: On a scale of 1 to 10, how disappointed are you?


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